Eight aspirational Aboriginal students are one step closer to their dream careers after winning scholarships in celebration of Reconciliation Week.
The Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarships assist Aboriginal students in their Year 11 and 12 studies, supporting their SACE attainment and preparing them to pursue their educational and professional goals following school.
Two more students who graduated in 2019, Akaysha Hill and Rachel Greenwood, have also been recognised with CE Reconciliation Awards for achieving the highest Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATAR) among the state’s Aboriginal students.
The awards complement the state government’s Aboriginal Education Strategy, which aims to increase outcomes for Aboriginal students by supporting them to be proud and learners from birth, in school and beyond.
The Reconciliation Award and Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarships recipients are:
CEs Reconciliation Awards
Rachel Greenwood – 2019 Seaview High School graduate, 91.65 ATAR
Akaysha Hill – 2019 Adelaide High School graduate, 89.75 ATAR
Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarships
Andrea Rigney – Central Yorke School
Kiana Stafford – Port Lincoln High School
Sebastian Mapley – Glossop High School
Tansy Venning – Eastern Fleurieu School
Toby Kassulke – Glossop High School
Tyrone Rayner – Grant High School
Zac Fergusson – Grant High School
Zakiyah Wanganeen – Central Yorke School