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Zonta Awards Emily as Best Speaker

Release Date: 22-Jun-2017 | Go Back

Roseville College Year 11 student, Emily Dawson, has won the Pat Fisher Best Speaker Award, one of two major awards, at the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards Presentation Dinner on 14 June in Sydney.

Along with fellow Year 11 finalists, Jacinta Holtsmark and the Pat Fisher Best Speaker Award’s joint runner-up Caroline Wentworth, Emily was nominated for demonstrating an exemplary attentiveness to the needs and service of others.

Roseville College places a high value on fostering a community concern in our students, while also active about the advancement of women in life beyond school,” says Roseville College Leadership Coordinator, Ms Penny Walsh.

Each year, Zonta International showcases the outstanding community service and individual initiative of young women. Roseville College appreciates the opportunity to nominate role-models in areas of student leadership, community service and volunteering, and to celebrate each girl

Founded in the USA in 1919, today Zonta International is a global organisation of more than 30,000 professionals in 65 countries working to advance the status of women through service projects and advocacy initiatives spanning economics, professions, education, health, law and politics. Australia has been part of Zonta International since 1966.

The Awards are open to women aged 16-19 years, who demonstrate leadership in a voluntary capacity and in student government. Among the finalists were representatives from several local, North Shore schools. In 2012, Roseville College Year 11 student Alice Strauss also won the Pat Fisher Best Speaker Award.

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Caption: Roseville College Year 11 student, Emily Dawson (right, with joint runner-up Caroline Wentworth), has won the Pat Fisher Best Speaker Award at the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards.

Contact: Kaje Pickering, Media & Public Affairs | M 0414 4 73 640 | kpickering@roseville.nsw.edu.au