Elvira Berzins names as medal winner in University of NSW Global Assessments annual writing award

Elvira Berzins with Ms Kate Chauncy, Frensham Director of Teaching and Learning P-12  when she was presented with her award. Photo: supplied

Elvira Berzins with Ms Kate Chauncy, Frensham Director of Teaching and Learning P-12 when she was presented with her award. Photo: supplied

A Frensham student has been named among the top 0.1 per cent of young writers in Australia.

Year 10 student, Elvira Berzins, was recently awarded the University of NSW Global Assessments (ICAS) highest award.

She was as a medal winner in the annual writing competition.

Elvira gained a High Distinction award in the 2017 ICAS Writing Competition (top one per cent in the international candidature) earlier this year.

Students with the top score in each subject in each year level are then advised of this further achievement.

They had 30 minutes to respond to the question would you rather be rich or lucky or intelligent?

Elvira’s response earned her award in the top 0.1 percent of 78,000 entries across Australia.

In addition, Elvira enjoys writing poetry and earlier this year entered her poem She, the storm, in the annual national Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards where she received a highly commended award.