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2016 Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for NSW and NT Secondary School Students

The Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney would like to thank all students from across New South Wales and the Northern Territory who entered the 2016 Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest. We received many strong entries this year, which made it difficult for our judges to reach their decision. However, after much careful deliberation, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for New South Wales and Northern Territory Secondary School Students!

 

This year's topics were as follows:


Junior Division: Robots are becoming an increasingly important part of contemporary society. Outline some of the ways in which robots are currently employed in Australia and Japan, and discuss what role you believe they will play in the future.


Senior Division: Recently, a Japanese developed maglev train broke the land speed record by travelling over 600km/h during testing. Do you believe high speed trains should be introduced to Australia? Based on the history of the shinkansen in Japan, discuss some of the possible costs and benefits of introducing high speed trains to Australia.


An awards ceremony is scheduled to be held in December 2016.

 

Thank you once again to all those who entered this year. We plan to hold the contest again in 2017 and we look forward to another strong contingent of entries.

 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 contest!


Junior Division (Years 7 & 8)

RANK NAME SCHOOL YEAR
First Ms Maggie Liu North Sydney Girls High School 7
Outstanding Mr Ethan Ryoo Knox Grammar School 7
Outstanding Ms Sarah Sharp St Columba's Catholic College 8
Highly Commended Ms Alexandra Duke-Yonge North Sydney Girls High School 7
Highly Commended Ms Eloise Fletcher Kambala 7
Highly Commended Ms Lola Haylock Cardiff High School 7
Highly Commended Ms Selina Or Penrith High School 8
Highly Commended Ms Reina Reilly North Sydney Girls High School 7
Highly Commended Mr Lance Santos Penrith High School 8
Highly Commended Ms Jennifer Su North Sydney Girls High School 8
Highly Commended Ms Ariana Wang Kambala 7
Highly Commended Mr Bryce Wye St Columba's Catholic College 8
Highly Commended Ms Jessica Zhang North Sydney Girls High School 8

 

Listed in alphabetical order within each prize category

Senior Division (Years 9 - 12)

RANK NAME SCHOOL YEAR
First Mr Brandon Ji-Seup Yoon Barker College 10
Outstanding Mr Maxwell Cole St Columba's Catholic College 10
Outstanding Ms Ella Scott Randwick Girls High School 10
Highly Commended Mr Luke English Central Coast Grammar School 12
Highly Commended Ms Perrie Huang Kambala 9
Highly Commended Ms Phoebe Liang Girraween High School 12
Highly Commended Ms Nami Liu North Sydney Girls High School 9
Highly Commended Ms Jacqueline Michalopoulos Marist Sister's College Woolwich 10
Highly Commended Ms Gracen Moore Presbyterian Ladies' College, Armidale 9
Highly Commended Ms Jody Pan James Ruse Agricultural High School 11
Highly Commended Mr Samuel Stanford St Columba's Catholic College 9
Highly Commended Ms Isabella Taruminggi Darwin High School 11
Highly Commended Ms Hui Yin (Beatrice) Wan North Sydney Girls High School 10

 

Listed in alphabetical order within each prize category

 

School of the Year 2016

St Columba's Catholic College

Sponsors

The Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney wishes to the thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2016 Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for NSW and NT Secondary School Students.


Major Sponsors

Japan Airlines logoJTB Australia logoUNIQLO logo

 

Supporter

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