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St Margaret's Anglican Girls School

Year 12 Graduate | Xanthe Lowe-Brown 

It’s been a busy year for Xanthe Lowe-Brown – one of this year’s School Captains at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School in Ascot, in Brisbane's inner north.

Aside from her leadership roles of School Captain and Prefect, Xanthe also led the 2018 lifesaving team to victory in the Queensland Secondary Schools Lifesaving Championships, bringing home the Sheena Dyason Shield for Champion School – Female for the 20th consecutive year. Her sporting interests have also extended to swimming, tennis, cross country, softball and badminton.

One of Xanthe’s passion is music. She plays both acoustic and electric guitars in the school’s rock band and other music ensembles and also sings.

However, Xanthe says giving to others through service and community work is what she finds truly rewarding.

She helped drive this year’s Ponytail Project – now into its fourth year - which raised $96,500 for the Cancer Council and Minotti Trust (established for the young family of a beloved staff member who lost her life to the disease).

Xanthe raised $6,800 and also lined up for the chop alongside 90 other St Margaret’s girls. The student’s locks were donated to Real Fringe Hairbands for people suffering hair loss through the effects of chemotherapy and other medical conditions.

It’s no surprise, then, that Xanthe wants to combine her love of music and caring for others to pursue a career as a paediatric neurologic music therapist.

Xanthe will leave St Margaret's with an outstanding academic record with which to pursue her dreams. Throughout her busy school life she has remained dedicated to her academic studies and has been awarded Speech Night Honours Prizes for every year of her secondary schooling, finishing her senior year as the 2018 Dux.

A second-generation St Margaret’s student, Xanthe has followed in the footsteps of her mother, Penny, who held the leadership positions of Prefect, House Captain and debating and rhythmic gymnastics captains in her senior year.

“My mother is such an inspirational role model and I feel proud to have continued the family tradition in my role this year and hope to one day have a daughter that will be able to attend St Margaret’s too,” Xanthe says.


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