ONE of McCarthy Catholic College’s best and brightest has been backed by a Tamworth law firm to achieve big things.
Claire Annis-Brown was awarded a law bursary by Everingham Solomons, providing her with financial support and mentors in her pursuit of a career in law.
Everingham Solomons director Clint Coles said Ms Annis-Brown was the perfect recipient for the bursary.
“We specifically look for not just academic results, but a well-rounded community person,” Mr Coles said.
“In Claire’s case, she’s obviously got really good academic results, but she’s done a lot of community work, she’s successful in sport and she’s highly thought of by her teachers.”
Ms-Annis Brown achieved excellent results in the Higher School Certificate, captained Tamworth representative hockey teams over a number of years and has been involved in a range of local charitable endeavours for a long period of time.
This year, she’s off to the University of Newcastle to study law.
But she’ll be back in Tamworth learning the ins and outs of the business during the semester breaks, as the bursary includes two weeks of paid work experience each year over the course of her degree.
“The whole idea is they go away and learn the theory, then they come back and try to apply it, and see what we actually do on a day-to-day basis,” Mr Coles said.
“We want to give them the best practically work we can.
“They’re not just doing the photocopying, we get them in front of clients, bring them along to court with us and sit them in front of barristers, to give them a good exposure to the sort of work we do.”
The bursary also includes a donation to McCarthy Catholic College.