Our essay competition is now in its 12th year and is open to students from our three local primary schools – Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff and St Aloysius. This year students were asked to write about an endangered indigenous species of their choice and explain why it should be saved. The winner was Michael Ahearn with runner up Lucy Summerfield. Charlie Wayth received an encouragement award. Many thanks to Marie Reed for volunteering her time as adjudicator.