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St Brigid’s College student wins social work competition

Media release

A Year 12 St Brigid’s College student has won first prize in a competition sponsored by Curtin University asking participants to describe how social workers contribute to society.

Julia Primerano, from Kelmscott, received an iPad2 for detailing that social workers ensure the rights and overall dignity of all people, no matter of age, gender, race or religion are being met.

The 17-year-old attended Curtin University’s Open Day on Sunday 21 August and said she had a keen interest in human and societal behaviour.

“I visited the social workers at Curtin as well as the psychologists, but I still haven’t quite made up my mind what I want to do,” Julia said.

“It was easy for me to describe how social workers contribute to the community. I think they are inspirational people, who, through their work, enable many people to live a fulfilled life, full of happiness and freedom.

“The iPad 2 is going to come in handy when I start my studies at university in 2012.”

The competition was promoted through Student Edge, which engages Australian students with membership rewards online.

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