A Katherine student is jetting off to Hawaii on a study tour.
Ianna Lalim, a Year 11 student at St Joseph's Catholic College, is one of three Territory students selected to take part in the Chief Minister’s Study Tour.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner congratulated the to participate in the inaugural 2018 Chief Minister’s Peace in the Pacific study tour.
The Peace in the Pacific study tour supports Territory students to learn about the shared military history between the NT and Hawaii.
The students – and two chaperones – will travel to Hawaii and tour historical World War II military sites before attending National Pearl Harbour Remembrance Day commemorations on December 7.
The Tour is the result of a meeting between the Chief Minister and the Governor of Hawaii, Governor David Y. Ige earlier this year.
To enter, Territory students in Years 10 and 11 were invited to submit a response to the following question: ‘How did the attacks on Pearl Harbour in 1941 and on Darwin in 1942 affect the relationship between Australia and the United States of America?’
Fifteen entries were received from students from Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Alice Springs.
The successful students are:
Ianna Lalim, Year 11, St Joseph's Catholic College, Katherine
Shawn Bett, Year 10, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College, Alice Springs
Grace Modoh Year 11, Casuarina Senior College, Darwin
Mr Gunner said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Territory students to learn more about Territory and Australian war time history.
“The NT is a regional hub and is rapidly growing as a centre for marine services and supply, supporting the operations of the Australian Defence Force, allied forces and Australian Border Force.
“As the inaugural tour, these students will visit two schools in Hawaii to meet with their counterparts as part of the learning experience and exchange.
“In future, we would welcome a reciprocal study tour from Hawaii, to further cement the relationship between the Territory and the state of Hawaii.”
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