By Oliver Lees
Hume council’s best and brightest young legal minds have been recognised by the Victorian Bar for their academic excellence.
Fourteen recipients from schools including Salesian College, Hume Central Secondary College and Sunbury College, will receive $1000 from the Victorian Bar Foundation and $500 from Hume council.
Speaking at the award presentation, Victorian Bar Foundation chairman Justice John Digby said the scholarship is intended to break down social and economic barriers so that students can realise their potential.
Hume mayor Joseph Haweil said the council was proud to contribute to the awards.
“Providing pathways for the next generation of legal minds is inspiring, especially among a diverse population such as Hume where half the residents’ first language is not English,” Cr Haweil said.
High Court Justice Michelle Gordon said the students should be “very proud” of their academic achievement.
“I look to these students being our future leaders not only in the law but across society,” Ms Gordon said.
For the full list of winners, visit: www.vicbar.com.au