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Reconciliation award and Virgona Scholarship recipients

The Reconciliation in Action (RIA) award recipient for 2021 is Clare Stack, from Broome Senior High School. Clare was named as the RIA recipient at November State Council Conference.

The award celebrates the work of SSTUWA members who are making positive contributions towards reconciliation.

It’s given in recognition of an SSTUWA member, group, or project run by members, committed to ensuring that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have the right to receive a highquality public education and has shown exemplary practice in education with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, while working towards the elimination of racism in public education.

Clare will now be automatically nominated for the AEU’s Arthur Hamilton award.

Nominations for the award are still open for any other interested candidates. For more information see the advertisement below.

Also announced at November State Council Conference was the winner of the 2021 Lynette Virgona Scholarship, Sarah Dinan, a specialist teacher in Alkimos College’s Specialised Autism Learning Program.

The scholarship assists an SSTUWA member in training or professional development of their own skills and abilities in the areas of student behaviour and or/instructional strategies.

Both winners are pictured here with SSTUWA President Pat Byrne and Vice President Samantha Schofield.