Shiya keen to win place on Anzac tour

Yr 10 student Shiya Tee
Yr 10 student Shiya Tee

Shortlisted from 445 applications, the Year 10 student will now be required to prepare a five-minute speech and be interviewed for a place in the final 10.

Events researched by the finalists included World War I actions at Messines Ridge on the Western Front, Australia’s role in the North Russian Relief Force in 1918-1919 and more recent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East.

The focus of the 2014 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour will be the liberation of Borneo in 1945, in which 76 Western Australians lost their lives.

Students will visit historical and commemorative sites in Labuan and Sabah before attending Anzac Day commemorations at Sandakan, where a prisoner of war camp was established in 1942.