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.
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.
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.
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.