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Cailee Anderson Takes Out ANZAC Writing Competition

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

IMAGE: Cailee Anderson with parents Christie and Glenn, and Member For Riverina Michael McCormack.

Cowra High School Year 9 student Cailee Anderson has taken out the ANZAC Writing Competition for the Eastern Division of the Riverina Electorate.

The competition is run by Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack, with students from schools anywhere in the Riverina electorate invited to submit a short story or poem about a particular ANZAC Day theme.

This year's theme was 'Keeping the ANZAC spirit alive in the Riverina and Central West', with over 700 students submitting entries.

Miss Anderson wrote a 250-word poem titled 'Just A Flower', about the significance and sentimental value of poppy flowers on ANZAC Day.

The 14-year old was presented with her award by Mr McCormack at Cowra High School on Monday morning, long with participation awards for fellow Cowra High School entrants Madison Brown, Braydan Densmore, Zander De Wet, Schylah Forbes, Brodie Hollingsworth, Alexander McFarland, Chelsea Marceddo, Trianna Pocknall, Lucy Roylance, Liam Saunders, Sophie Saxby and Jackson Smith.

CHS Principal Helene Hamilton said she was very proud of the achievements of Miss Anderson and her classmates.

"I think it is a testament to the engaging history lessons that their teacher Madeleine Barrett his provided them, and the quality of work is an indication of this," she said.

"The standard and calibre of this class is of the highest quality and I'm very proud of them all."

Miss Anderson's poem has been published in Michael McCormack's commemorative ANZAC Day booklet, which will be mailed out to each address in the Riverina electorate in the lead up to ANZAC Day later this month.

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