The Public Education High Achiever Awards were established in 2019 to highlight to senior high school students the opportunities available through international university scholarship programs, such as the Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships.
The Awards recognise high achieving students in public education who display excellence and consistency in the following areas:
- academic performance
- extra-curricular activities (such as sport, arts, debating etc)
- community service
Prizes, supported by donations, are offered to students at a number of selective, comprehensive and regional public high schools across NSW.
The awards will be presented at a school assembly by a previous Australian winner of a prestigious international university scholarship who will talk to all students on the opportunities provided by the international scholarship programs.
“It’s a great honour to partner with the Aurora Foundation and public high schools across the state in identifying talented students who display outstanding leadership skills, academic performance and a commitment to community service,” David Hetherington, Executive Director Public Education Foundation, said.
The recipients of these inaugural awards are:
|Karlie Travassaros||Albury High|
|Finn Ball||Alstonville High|
|Zair Ahmed||Baulkham Hills High|
|Isabella Syephens||Byron Bay High|
|Mia Windred||Camden Haven High|
|Matthew Arnaoutis||Carlingford High|
|Monica Lenaz||Castle Hill High|
|Sana Shariflou||Cheltenham Girls|
|Nika Brendehann||Cherrybrook Technology High|
|Samuel Long||Cowra High|
|Bonnie Huang||Fort St High|
|Azren Snow||Gloucester High|
|Xinyu (Dora) Tong||Hornsby Girls|
|Emilie Wu||James Ruse|
|Kate Aston||Killara High|
|Ben Kabealo||Killarney Heights High|
|Kate Lintott||Lambton High|
|Charlie Pilcher||Newtown CAPA|
|Marko Beocanin||Normanhurst Boys|
|Christopher Kim||North Sydney Boys|
|Sam Le Geyt||Northern Beaches – Balgowlah Boys|
|Neve Morgan||Northern Beaches – Many Campus|
|Gaganjot Gill||Strathfield Girls|
|Andrew Chang||Sydney Boys|
|Susana Pang||Sydney Girls|
|Jacob Rawung||Terrigal High|
|Shaye Kleynjan||Warners Bay High|
|Sienna Austin||Willoughby Girls|
|Madison Ballard||Wollongong CAPA|
The funds for the Awards are all donated. Donations to the Aurora High Achiever Award can be made here.