Congratulations go to Year 12 Chevalier College Agriculture student Sarah Pace who has been named equal runner-up for the prestigious Norman Lethbridge Award this year.
Sarah has been able to develop her interest and focus on a future career in the agriculture industry at Chevalier College, and the $900 prize money for this award will go well towards her tertiary studies at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga where she hopes to do a Bachelor of Agriculture degree.
From a family of poultry farmers, Sarah has agriculture ‘in her blood’ and wants to make her mark in the industry. Sarah’s ambitions are wide-ranging, wanting to study and work in all sectors, from horticulture to sheep and beef cattle production.
Sarah’s teacher Jennifer Caines nominated her for the award earlier this year, and though Sarah was very nervous at her first formal interview, she was able to express her passion for the industry and impress the judges. Sarah was thrilled to be selected as equal runner-up for the award which was presented during the Angus judging at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show by the NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall.
The Norman Lethbridge Award began in 2002 – named in honour of the NSW State Committee’s past secretary Norman Lethbridge.
Sarah is a young woman with great passion, skill and expertise in this area and this award is a wonderful acknowledgement of these attributes. We are very proud to have Sarah as part of our community.
— Chris McDermott – Principal
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