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Elliot, Sophie

Sophie Elliott Cherry

Yoshino or Tokyo cherry

Tree species:

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.