29 August, 2018: Inverell Times
Inverell’s own Ben Ellis is among 91 individuals and schools from across NSW to have been acknowledged for their outstanding achievement and service to public education in today’s Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards.
Known as an exemplary scientist and sportsman with a deep understanding of the principles of democracy, Ben is Inverell High School’s vice captain.
As well as Ben’s individual award, Aurora College, which provides virtual selective classes to students across the New England and North West, was also honoured for school achievement for teaching of science.
The awards recognise those who have made major contributions as role models to their peers, their schools and school communities, celebrating excellence within the state’s public education system.
It is not the first significant academic achievement for Ben, who was also awarded a high distinction in the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australian national chemistry quiz last year. He has represented the school in cricket, softball, basketball, table tennis and chess.
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