Welcome to student profiles for the 2011 Simpson Prize.  You can follow the adventures of these 8 young Australians as they travel to Istanbul and down to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day ceremonies.

Hayley Chamberlain, NT

I am a year 11 student at Palmerston Senior college ( previously Palmerston High School), I have lived in Palmerston all my life, but I have been lucky enough to travel all around Australia with my family.  I have an intrest in art, more specifically digital art. I plan to study design when I leave school. I am really looking forward to this trip because I want to get a better understanding and connection to the australian and New Zealand diggers who fought and died at Anzac cove, I am also looking froward to experiencing the turkish culture, as well as getting some really cool photos.

Tanvi Karnik, QLD

My name is Tanvi Karnik and I am in Year 11 at Brisbane Girls Grammar school.  I was born in London and migrated to Brisbane when I was three years old.  I really love music- I have been singing and playing the saxophone for the past 8 years.  I also like playing netball and tennis. My favourite subjects at school are Chemistry, French and Modern History. I am really excited about this trip because I have always wanted to visit Anzac Cove to gain a better insight into the Anzac story.  I also can’t wait to trek around Gallipoli and visit the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

Lauren McLary, VIC

My name is Lauren McAlary; I am a Year 10 student at of Star of the Sea College, Gardenvale, Victoria. I enjoy learning about history, languages and cultures and I look forward to this trip as it explores both the Australian and Turkish culture and history. I feel privileged to have this opportunity and hope to gain a better understanding of the Gallipoli campaign and its importance to the Turkish culture and our own.

Gene Schirripa, ACT

John-Patrick Asimakis, NSW

Connor Bramich, TAS

Chelsea Moran, WA


Zoe Williams, SA


One Response to Students

  1. The Coyles of Melbourne says:

    Hey Loz we’ve had a look through the photos and spoken to yo mama and it sounds/looks like you are having an amazing time over there! We were very proud and excited seeing you on TV helping to lay a wreath we’re sure you are absorbing the monumental experience and it will become part of the fabric of the bright young lady you are growing up to be.

    Lots of love, the Coyles

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