Winners

Winners – Cumberland 2024

Sienna Kong

Sienna Kong

Academic (Junior)

Sienna has an inborn talent for Math, and has therefore had many achievements in Math competitions including Math Olympiad Top Score in 2022, Math Olympiad Top 10% in 2023, and ICAS Math Competition High Distinction in 2021,2022 and 2023. She is currently in Blaxcell Street Public school OC Class, where she also excels in English, music and dance.
Sponsored by SydWest Multicultural Services

Isabella Wagner

Isabella Wagner

Academic (Seniors)

Isabella’s academic excellence includes first-place awards in Geography and Commerce in 2023, and Religion in 2022. She ranks in the top 20 in school for Chemistry, Mathematics Advanced, Biology, Studies of Religion, English Advanced, Business Studies, and Earth and Environmental Science. She has over 40 teacher’s awards for various achievements both inside and outside of the Cerdon College.
Sponsored by Christian Fox Accountants

Indiana Kay

Indiana Kay

Academic (Special Needs)

Indiana is a shining example of resilience, determination, and academic excellence at Guildford Public School. As a special needs student with autism, Tourette syndrome and ADHD, she has not only overcome challenges but has thrived in her educational pursuits, leaving an indelible mark on her school community. In the face of unique learning obstacles, Indiana has demonstrated unwavering perseverance, consistently pushing boundaries and reaching new heights in their academic endeavours.
Sponsored by APM Employment Services

Coralie Havea

Coralie Havea

Community Service (Juniors)

As a 2024 school leader at Guildford Public School, Coralie has gone above and beyond in her efforts to give back to those in need. Whether it be through volunteering to organise the school fundraiser or participate in environmental clean-up initiatives in the school playground, she has consistently shown a deep sense of compassion and empathy towards others. One of Coralie’s most remarkable qualities is her ability to inspire and mobilize her peers towards meaningful action and her dedication to service extends within the broader community.
Sponsored by Greater Cumberland Chamber of Commerce

Stella Fitzpatrick

Stella Fitzpatrick

Community Service (Seniors)

Stella is a young woman of amazing dedication to others. She was a member of the 2023 Special Religious Education – SRE or Catechism classes to teach the local public primary school. Although heavily involved in Coaching the 7-9 Junior Girls Soccer Team and Junior Boys Soccer, she found time to be involved in bake Sales and Fundraisers,  organised a Multicultural Day Food Stall, Saint Patrick’s Day Bake Sale and in 2024 she Organised Project Compassion Fundraisers raising over $3000.
Sponsored by RD Facilities Management

Sabah Taleb

Sabah Taleb

Environmental Stewardship

As a dedicated environmentalist, Sabah has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to protecting our planet and fostering a culture of environmental responsibility within our school community. She has been instrumental in leading various initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable practices and reducing our ecological footprint. From tree planting drives to waste reduction campaigns, she has successfully encouraged her peers and promoted environmental conservation by being a role model to reuse school resources, consistent promotion of using recycle bin and cleaning the school playground.
Sponsored by Ati Art

Aarav Sharath Akshaya

Aarav Sharath Akshaya

Fine Arts (Juniors)

Aarav started his art journey when he was 4years and has participated in many competitions and exhibitions with great results. He brings thoughtful artwork which creates awareness on the environment, firefighter, and helpline workers. Participating and winning for the second consecutive year at the Museum of Fire’s art contest last year, Aarav bagged both the Highly Commendable Award, and People’s Choice for the Age 10 Category.
Sponsored by Australia Bangladesh Business Forum

Sarina Tooshejoo

Sarina Tooshejoo

Fine Arts (Seniors)

Sarina’s artistic journey began at the tender age of seven, and over the past seven years, she has developed into a remarkably talented young artist under Atefeh Hekmat’s mentorship. Her dedication to learning and mastering various techniques in oil painting is evident in her diverse portfolio, which includes stunning landscapes, expressive portraits, and intricate still life compositions. Her ability to capture the essence of her subjects with a mature and refined brushstroke belies her age, showcasing a talent that is both rare and exceptional.
Sponsored by Oz Arab Media

Manuga Bandara

Manuga Bandara

Leadership (Juniors)

Manuga currently serves as a social and racial harmony Ambassador for “Moving Forward Together” and received the Highly Commended Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement community language schools 2022. In his leadership role, he produces radio shows, conducts interviews, delivers public speeches on peace and harmony during events, participates in Harmony Day art competitions and participates in Harmony walks. He currently serves as a representative for the Holroyd District Scout Youth Council and SRC member at Girraween Public School.
Sponsored by OCTEC

Kezia Opoku Gyan

Kezia Opoku Gyan

Leadership (Seniors)

Keziah is currently the Delany College School Captain and has been heavily involved in helping staff leadership transform student leadership in order to bridge the generational divide. Keziah and her team have initiated student leadership portfolio’s that give students a real voice within the school and real avenues to make leadership active in change for the better. She has been active in every initiative of the College and was also chosen to enter the Vocational Education Nursing Course which draws candidates from 35 schools in the Parramatta Diocese.
Sponsored by Pivot Solutions

Vanesha Koroma

Vanesha Koroma

Outstanding Employee & Apprentice

Vanesha is one of the two College Captains of Delany and has been instrumental in inspiring others to engage in VET pathways. She was the first of two Delany Students to be accepted into the Parramatta Diocese Assistants in Nursing Course where like her other subjects she continues to excel. Traveling each week to the Cathwest innovation college each week Vanesha leads her peers in engagement with the Nursing course, and has completed a placement at Nepean Hospital where she engaged with patients on several wards with distinction.
Sponsored by Fidem Holdings

Jasper Wang

Jasper Wang

Performing Arts (Juniors)

Jasper is a passionate musician who loves playing piano, violin and the oboe. His hard work has brought him some outstanding achievements globally including Special Gold Awards   in the Junior Piano and Junior Strings Groups at the 2023 China Central Television Global Talent Competition. He has also chalked up impressive scores at Sydney Eisteddfod Piano Competitions and Honours in his AMEB exams in both piano and violin.
Sponsored by Oz Funland

Rio Mariz Cantos

Rio Mariz Cantos

Performing Arts (Seniors)

Rio Mariz is a deeply passionate and hardworking student in the creative arts, dedicated to striving for excellence in pursuit of a professional career in Musical Theatre. In her free time, she engages in drawing, songwriting, playing electric guitar, singing and dancing. She excels as a representative for Cerdon College in CAPTIVATE events, showcasing her talents in music, dance and drama, where she auditioned and was chosen from the entire Parramatta Diocese! She has gained recognition for her singing performances within the broader community and remains actively involved in numerous CAPA performances.
Sponsored by SydWest Multicultural Services

Guildford Greystanes Physical Culture Club

Guildford Greystanes Physical Culture Club

Performing Arts (Group)

Last year, Guildford Greystanes Physical Culture Club had 5 teams represent the club (from 5/6 years to 11/12 years) at the National Teams event held at the Quay Centre Homebush, with all teams achieving significant placing. As a result the Club has now been moved to Championship Grade, competing at the highest level within teams and are considered to be one of the top 18 clubs within Australia. The Club also had 5 girls represent at Junior Nationals and another 13 girls who made the final at zone and went on to perform at Repechage (second chance to make Junior Nationals).
Sponsored by Oz Arab Media

Isla Corin

Isla Corin

Sports (Juniors)

Isla is 2024 Junior Athlete of the Year at Holroyd Athletics Club which she has represented at a regional level for the last 2 years.  She plays Rugby League for under 11’s at Greystanes Devils and League tag under 12’s for Canley Heights and represents her school for zone cross country, zone swimming carnival and Wentworthville / Seven Hills PSSA for touch footy. Due to coming 3rd in the zone cross country Isla will now go on to represent Wentworthville / Seven Hills at the Sydney West Region Cross Country.
Sponsored by RD Facilities Management

Daniel Thwaites

Daniel Thwaites

Sports (Seniors)

Daniel’s representative honours attest to his talent as a pitcher representing both his State and his Country. Representing Team Australia in the Under 16 Senior League World Series – 2023/2024, he played in South Carolina, USA, and continued to excel in his chosen sport. He was also selected in the NSWCCC Selective Team which placed 3rd in NSW in 2024. Daniel also represents the NSW Ryde Hawks U18 and placed 2nd in the NSW State Championships. Under his leadership, Daniel’s school house has won the internal Oztag and Volleyball competitions!
Sponsored by Rodney’s Photography

Akshat Goel

Akshat Goel

Technology & Innovation

Akshat is Full Stack Developer, who links theory to practice, and provides relevant real-world examples of how the course material relates to current events.  He uses case-studies to provide solution to issues using his coding abilities. Akshat has deep understanding of HTML, CSS, Java Script, Python, C++ and SQL. Some of the projects done by Akshat in coding include expanded decision-making logic using data from camera sensors, and exploring driving a car without autopilot by the change in code and implementing depth sensor and exploring it. He has worked on Sublime text editor, and explored the CARLA simulated world.
Sponsored by Oz Funland

Isabella Wagner

Isabella Wagner

Champion of Champions

The judging panel selected Isabella Wagner as the young person who had consistently achieved and given her best over a number of categories!
Sponsored by Rainbow Crossing Inc.

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