If you could sum up Penny Crothers’ St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School education in one word it would be “opportunity”. This year Penny was appointed as Prefect and Music Caption at St Margaret’s. The Year 12 Chinchilla student boards at St Margaret’s in Brisbane’s inner north where she has taken advantage of the enriching learning experiences both locally and globally.

A keen rower since Year 8, Penny finds the camaraderie of the rowing team far outweighs the challenging early morning starts for training. She has also tried her hand at cross country, soccer, water polo, swimming and badminton. Penny plays French horn in the school’s wind symphony, and has played in the orchestra for the past two school musicals. She was awarded the school’s Foundation Prize in Year 11 for her philanthropic work. With a keen interest in maths and science, Penny has also participated in St Margaret’s STEM program and recently attended the Queensland University of Technology’s STEM camp.

In Year 10, Penny spent one term studying at Shawnigan Lake School in Canada as part of St Margaret’s signature Global Exchange Program. “It was great to step outside my comfort zone and be immersed in a different culture. The exchange experience also opened my eyes, made me appreciate what I’ve got and not to sweat the little things. There are bigger things that matter,” said Penny.

On summing up her St Margaret’s experience Penny says, “It’s definitely been five good years, full of many highs and some challenges, but all these experiences have shaped me into who I am today.”

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