Judged by representatives of the Victorian Parliament, the Parliament Prize Competition this year welcomed 670 submissions from students across Victoria.
Students were invited to submit a 90 second video expressing views they feel are important to share.
This year, our School Captain, Year 12 student Tamanno Zavqieva’s entry explored the consequences of a concern rising in popularity amongst teens – the e-cigarette.
Tamanno is a passionate advocate for the community. “I stand up for what I believe in and will continue to be a facilitator of change in the community,” she said.
Tamanno’s presentation has been awarded Second Place in the Years 10 - 12 category of the Victorian Parliament Prize for her submission ‘Cancer Comes in Fruity Flavours’. “It has truly been a privilege to express my views and propositions and to raise awareness.”
The Prize is designed to reflect a sitting week in parliament where members of parliament have an opportunity to make statements on matters of interest. “I encourage everyone to get involved, to have a go and communicate your own insights on our world, because we are the future, and it is our responsibility to shape it.”