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Aboriginal students recognised for their academic pursuits

31 May 2021

Eleven promising students from across the state have been recognised for their academic pursuits during this year’s National Reconciliation Week. 

Of this group, 7 hail from country locations. 

Achieving the highest Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATAR) among the state’s Aboriginal students, 2020 graduates Angie Couzner and Grace Bennett received the Chief Executive’s Reconciliation Award.  

Spanning from public schools in Leigh Creek to Renmark, nine year 11 and 12 Aboriginal students were awarded the Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship designed to help them undertake SACE and ultimately pursue their educational and professional goals post school.    

The awards complement the department’s Aboriginal Education Strategy which aims to increase outcomes for Aboriginal students by supporting them to be proud and confident learners from birth, in school, and beyond. 

2021 CE’s Reconciliation Week Award recipients: 

Angie Couzner - Nuriootpa High School (studying Laboratory Medicine at Uni SA) 

Grace Bennett - Playford International College (studying Teaching at Uni SA) 


2021 Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship recipients: 

Amber Kearney - Salisbury High School  

Dimitra Tsavaris - Salisbury East High School  

Faith Morgan - Renmark High School  

Jordyn Doll - Grant High School  

Kelly Santry - Brighton Secondary School  

Meg Couzner - Nuriootpa High School  

Liam Porter - Glossop High School  

Shaewanah Coulthard - Leigh Creek Area School  

Zoe Solomon - Port Augusta Secondary School 


Related pages 

Aboriginal Education Strategy 

Reconciliation Plan