Yesterday, we were joined by The Honourable Kate Jones MP, Minister for Education, to present the Prince Albert Cup to Clayfield College in recognition of Rhodes Scholarship recipient, and past student, Harriet Horsfall (2006-2009). The Prince Albert Cup is awarded each year, and displayed for 12 months at the school attended by a Queensland Rhodes Scholar.
“I congratulate the Queensland scholar for 2016, Ms Ho...rsfall, for her commitment to social justice and Clayfield College for supporting and nurturing their former student during her secondary schooling,” Ms Jones said.
“The cup was created in England in 1840, originally for Prince Albert -- known for his outstanding ability, vision and enterprise – and then bought by a Brisbane doctor and donated for its current use,” Ms Jones said. “Each year nine Rhodes Scholarships are presented in Australia to people of fine character who display integrity, compassion and leadership and are committed to service and community."
"Ms Horsfall graduated from the college in 2009 and has achieved a great deal since leaving school including helping disadvantaged people through research, study and practical assistance. She will travel to England’s Oxford University later this year to study Global Governance and Diplomacy, and after study wishes to work for non-government organisations in the developing world to help them to develop and deliver programs more efficiently and independently.”
We would like to take the opportunity to once again congratulate Harriet on her outstanding achievement and wish her all the very best with her studies at Oxford.