A stint helping an East Timor women's centre made it crystal clear for Alexandra Rosewarne (pictured): "This is what I want to do." She is this year's winner of the Paul Harris Scholarship awarded by the Rotary Club of Alice Springs.
Charles Darwin University music students Micah Rothwell and Elsie Lange (pictured) have been invited to perform at the BASSINTHEGRASS music festival following their success in the Battle of the School Bands final in Darwin on Friday.
Micah and Elsie, both studying Certificate III in Music at Alice Springs campus, combined their talents as “Elcah Rane” to win the category for soloists and duos.
Alice Springs campus Contemporary Music lecturer Cain Gilmour, who watched the duo perform at The Big Gig concert at the Darwin Museum Amphitheatre on Friday, said they were the first Alice Springs student musicians to have won a Battle of the School Bands final.
He said they performed two original songs “As a Rose” and “Bring You Down”.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart student Jarrad Dickson is the NT's top Year 12 student with a Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99.95, says Minister for Central Australia, Karl Hampton.
He says 1144 students will receive their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training in 2011, an increase of 10 per cent.
“We have also seen 148 Indigenous graduates in 2011 which is a fantastic result and the Territory Government remains committed to improving this outcome in future years," says Mr Hampton.
Students at Darwin High School, Casuarina Senior College, Taminmin College, St Phillip’s College, Our Lady of Sacred Heart and St John’s College make up this year’s Top Twenty senior students. [From a media release.]