Jack Frey from St Teresa’s Catholic College, Noosaville, will be among the first visitors to the new Sir John Monash Centre Australian National Memorial in France in April.
Jack Frey was named as one of eight student recipients of the Premier’s Anzac Prize who will travel to France for 2018 Anzac Day celebrations.
The eight prize winners and their two teacher chaperones will travel to London and on to the Western Front in France to attend the historic centenary dawn service at the Australian War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux and visit the Sir John Monash Museum which will open its doors to visitors in time for Anzac Day 2018.
Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace said the students would experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the historic centenary commemorative dawn service at the Australian War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Jack, who was a millennial voice of appreciation during the 2015 Anzac Day Centenary commemorations, said Anzac Day and Remembrance Day were very important to him.
“I appreciated the sacrifices of those who fought for our way of life,” he said.
“I know how lucky I am for the life I live, thanks to the courage, belief and sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand soldiers past and present.”