Yoshino or Tokyo cherry
Prunus x yedoensis
7 March 2008
Archway Lecture Theatres
Sophie Elliott (1985–2008) grew up in Dunedin and attended St Hilda's Collegiate School.
She was an exceptional university student, completing the requirements to graduate with a first-class honours degree in Economics at the end of 2007.
She was to have commenced working for the New Zealand Treasury in early-2008, but was tragically murdered in her own home.
The Sophie Kate Elliott Memorial prize is awarded annually for high achievement in fourth-year Economics.
Sophie graduated posthumously at the University of Otago graduation ceremony in the Dunedin Town Hall on 10 May 2008.