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Congratulations Corinda Peters recipient of the 2021 Marilyn Yates Prize

Congratulations are extended to Corinda Peters who was awarded the 2021 Marilyn Yates Prize for academic excellence. The prize was presented to Corinda by Marilyn at the Edith Cowan University Prize giving ceremony, which was held at the Mount Lawley campus on Saturday 5th February, 2022.

Corinda was presented with five other prizes, including the highest honour, the ECU School of Education Medal, which is awarded to the student graduating with the highest marks across all education courses offered by ECU in the calendar year of the award. The Yates prize, donated by HEIAWA, recognises the student who completes the Bachelor of Education (Home Economics) qualification with the highest academic score across the four years of the course.

Corinda has been appointed to a full-time position at Iona Presentation College. Each prize winner at the ECU ceremony is required to write a short paragraph about their experiences throughout their time at University. Below is the statement written by Corinda, which was read at the event.

I was ready for a career change. I had thought about teaching over the years and have always enjoyed being creative. Once I discovered that ECU’s Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course offered a major in Home Economics, I knew I was meant to apply. ECU’s course was varied, challenging and interesting. My lecturers knew their subject. I feel fortunate that my major and minor areas lead me to learn in different schools with students from various disciplines. I always felt welcome in other areas of ECU. The support available through the library and out of hours access to the e-Lab was invaluable; with services and facilities only improving over the four years. Importantly, I learnt that I am happiest when I am involved in a subject area in which I have a great and genuine interest. This passion, along with hard work and commitment, motivated me to do my best during this course. Thank you to the School of Education, the industry partners, alumni, and staff who have made these awards possible. I feel this course at ECU was comprehensive and has prepared me for my new career as a Home Economics teacher. I am looking forward to helping young people achieve their best.

HEIAWA congratulates Corinda and wishes her every success in her teaching career.

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