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Top Aboriginal students recognised for Reconciliation Week

28 May 2020

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