Athena News - June 2021

Athena News - June 2021

Athena News – June 2021

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OLYMPIC TRIALS – SWIMMING

Next week Lucinda McLeod (Year 11) and Holly Warn (Year 6) will compete at the Australian Open Olympic Trials in Adelaide. Both girls swam qualifying times for the Trials at swimming events during the year. We wish them all the best.

 

CYCLING NEWS

Ava Robbin (Year 5) won the Under 13 Girls Criterium at the recent Balmoral Metropolitan Championships held in Brisbane recently. The Criterium event is a bicycle race of a specific number of laps on a closed course over public roads closed to normal traffic. The event was held with both girls and boys racing at the same time and Ava placed 2nd overall in the race!

In May Ava competed in the Goulburn Junior Tour against many cyclists from around Australia in a four-stage competition. The stages included a 5.4km individual event (Prologue), 20km road race, a 7.5km time trial and a 14km road race. Ava placed 1st overall in the Under 13 age group. Congratulations to Ava and we wish her well as she prepares for the State Championships in late August.

EQUESTRIAN NEWS

Josephine Hermann (Year 8) competed in the South East Queensland Regional Championships, winning the Overall Champion in the 1m Showjumping event, and placed 4th Overall at the Scots College Competition in Warwick.

Paige Sinnamon (Year 11) has also been very busy competing in the last month on her two horses – Carlton Park Formality and EBL Platinum with the following fantastic results:

Goondiwindi Show
Carlton Park Formality – 1st  Open Hack and J.W Carrigan Champion hack
EBL Platinum – 3rd Open Hack and 1st Child’s Open Hack

St George Show
Carlton Park Formality – 1st Open Hack
EBL Platinum – Champion Led ANSA, 2nd Lead Hack Gelding, 2nd Lead Thoroughbred, 2nd Open Hack

Roma show
Carlton Park Formality – 1st Open Hack, 4th Champions of Champions
EBL Platinum – 2nd Open Hack, 1st Child’s Open Hack

GYMNASTICS NEWS

Congratulations to Jessica Cleverly (Year 10) who represented Queensland at the recent Australian Gymnastics Championships. Jessica and her team won Gold in the Junior International division.

TAEKWONDO NEWS

After sustaining a serious injury last year, Isobel Wardrop (Year 8) recently returned to competition and earned a Silver medal in the Gold Coast Open. We congratulate Isobel on her courageous return to competition and a wonderful result.

TENNIS NEWS

Congratulations to Mary Palmer (Year 8) on being a semi-finalist in the Under 17 Junior Development Series at Runaway Bay recently.

Congratulations to Elise Virr (Year 6) on her selection in the Queensland Team for the upcoming National Titles this month. Elise, currently ranked number 1 in Queensland and number 10 in Australia for her age, will compete at the Brisbane International Tennis Centre at Tennyson. We wish her all the best.

 

QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRODIGY PROJECT

Flora Yang (Year 9) recently attended a mentoring session in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Prodigy Project. The Prodigy Project is designed for secondary school students to receive mentoring from Queensland Symphony Orchestra Musicians leading into a performance. It provides an important learning and performance experience for the students.

Flora, a cellist, writes, “I had an opportunity to receive live mentoring and to do a duet performance with one of the QSO members, Matthew Jones, at HOTA. I learnt more about music making and it was a valuable experience.”

Lisa Cleverly
Head of Athena

 

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