Yarrawonga College P-12 captain Morgan Pitches has received the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award in a ceremony at the MCG in Melbourne.By Fiona Blick
Yarrawonga College P-12 captain Morgan Pitches has received the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award in a ceremony at the MCG in Melbourne.
The Pierre de Coubertin Awards program is a joint initiative of the Victorian Olympic Council and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and was named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
The awards aim to recognise students who demonstrate attributes consistent with the fundamental aims of the Olympic Movement, with a particular emphasis on participation and commendable sporting behaviour.
Morgan has been a competitor in the state swimming championships every year from year 7 to year 12.
She is also a Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar with the University of Melbourne.
Morgan told the Yarrawonga Chronicle she would like to pursue a career in emergency health when she completes year 12.
“I will be taking a gap year next year so I can work and save some money,” she said.
“I would advise all young people to be involved, just get in there.
“There is plenty to do in our local community, you just have to want it.”
College principal Kim Stewart said Morgan was a fantastic athlete and leader.
“She does not fear defeat and she loves to compete,” Ms Stewart said.
“As well as her swimming commitments, Morgan is one of the key referees in the junior basketball competition, ensuring its continued success.
“She is strong academically and has been recognised as a student leader.”
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