Notre Dame Sydney Law Student wins NSW Government Award

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Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 27-4-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney

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Margaretta Doran, a Law student at The University of Notre Dame Australia was recently presented with a NSW Department of Housing 2006 Youth Achievement Award.

Margaretta 19, of Marayong won a ‘Special Achievement’ category award and was one of eight state winners.

These inaugural awards honour young people who live in social housing that have made significant achievements well above average expectations.

Approximately 100 young people throughout the state nominated across six categories including academic, cultural and artistic achievements.

Margaretta said, “I was very honoured to receive the award, but more importantly very proud of all the other young people that had succeeded in so many different ways in their lives. It was initially slightly embarrassing for some people to realise that I lived in social housing, due to the negative perceptions. This award, however, has made me realise that I should not be ashamed of where I live.”

The award consisted of a certificate, trophy and an all expenses paid sponsorship for the 'Links to Leadership' program where all the recipients will be coupled with a mentor in their requested area for a year, to aid them in their future careers.

Notre Dame’s Sydney Campus was established in 2006 at Broadway and currently has 1,100 students enrolled.