7 January 2016
After taking out the Queensland state prize, Angus, who is in Year 9 at Albany Creek State High School, went to Canberra late last year to accept his prize from Menzies Foundation CEO, Sarah Hardy.
The 14-year-old follows in his sister’s footsteps as she won the Queensland state title for the previous two years.
The focus on educational reforms were particularly important to Angus’ essay on Menzies, which he balanced well with criticisms of our longest serving prime minister.
Angus also scored plenty of his own media coverage as the result of his win.
The Menzies Foundation sponsored the National History Challenge special category of Sir Robert Menzies for the first time in 2015 and will do so again in 2016.
For a comprehensive look at the life and times of Sir Robert Menzies, the Menzies Virtual Museum is an invaluable resource.