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Sarah Don (2008)
I met my husband Maxwell Mann at MIT and we will both start graduate studies in September at MIT. We had a very low-key wedding in Yellowstone National Park, Montana, United States. Max's sister was the officiate, my Dad was the photographer and I made my own dress!
Author Heather Smith is Australia’s go-to expert on all things small business and her popular ‘business booster’ tweets have made her a powerful voice within the start-up community. Heather was approached to write this book as a result of her useful small business tweets! Learn MYOB in 7 Days was published by Wiley Business in 2012. Since then I have had another book published entitled Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 Days by Wiley Business in February 2013.
Pam Prescott (1965)
Brisbane Outrigger Canoe Club, led by Head Coach and four times World Champion, St Hilda’s Old Girl Pam Prescott (1965), competed at the Hawaiian Outrigger championships late last year. The women’s team placed eighth in the Open Division (up to 40 years) from 137 crews and in the top 40 in the Masters Division (aged 50 to 60 years).
A high point of the meet was Brisbane Outrigger winning the $12,000 OC6 canoe in the random draw. This was the first team
outside of Hawaii to ever win this prize, accepted by Pam on behalf of the club; she then fronted the camera and did numerous
television interviews that aired in Hawaii.
Today, Pam is training hard with her club Outrigger Australia OCC and will compete in this year’s National and South Queensland Zone Sprint/Marathon and Changeover events including the Gold Coast Cup and Hamilton Island Cup.
Pam works as an instructor for Queensland Canoeing and has three adult children, Tony and daughters Kim and Kellie Prescott who both attended St Hilda’s School. Kim (1991) is married with a son Harry and has a veterinary surgery at Tugun whilst Kellie (1994) is public relations manager at Brisbane’s Regatta Hotel and studying public relations at university.
Samantha Strauss (1977)
Samantha was the guest speaker at the 2011 Senior Graduation where she spoke of her desire to make ballet, her career. A back injury ended her dream and Samantha then turned her passion to behind-the-scenes, studying Film and Television at Bond University. Today, she is one of Australia’s most exciting young screenwriters, behind the ABC series Dance Academy, now signed for a second season. The 52-part series is a teen drama that follows the stories of six teenagers attending Sydney’s National Academy of Dance. Dance Academy won a Logie for Most Outstanding Children’s Program and in November last year, Samantha attended the International Emmy Awards in New York where Dance Academy was nominated for the Best Children and Young People’s Production.
VALE FRIENDS OF ST HILDA'S SCHOOL
Mary Helene Nunn (nee Thorsborne 1934) Mary passed away on 27 July 2012 at Brisbane.
Katrina Styles (St Hilda’s staff member 1996-2012) Katrina was a former Director of Boarding. She passed away on 28 January 2012.Bev Philben (1958) passed away on 25 May 2012
Vonda Murray (nee Yeates 1929) passed away on 22 May aged 101. Vonda regarded her time at St Hilda’s as the happiest part
of her life.
Chaslyn Thomas (nee Begrie 1950) from Hope Island passed away in May 2012.
Janet Schofield (1958) was awarded a scholarship at the University of Queensland and represented Queensland in swimming
and hockey. Janet passed away at the end of June 2012.