Winners – Liverpool 2023
Katarina is a year 3 student at Greenway Park Public School with a passion for public speaking. She won both the District and Regional finals at the NSW Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition this year. She is now in the State final in late October 2023 (one of the top 10 students out of approximately 10,000 that entered the competition). Katarina is also the class representative in the school Parliament.
Sponsored by Rotary Club of Liverpool West
Yousef Al Masri
As an all-rounder student with potential, Yousef has ranked overall 1st in all his subjects. Recently he was chosen to be a part of Western Sydney’s Fast Forward Program and ABCN Future Thinkers. Furthermore, he actively participates in a variety of different academic pursuits, including debating, public speaking and leadership.
Sponsored by INTAUS Group
Community Service (Juniors)
Ciena is an advocate for people with disabilities and all varying abilities. She can relate as she herself is a person walking in those shoes as she has dyscalculia and dyslexia and falls on the spectrum as high functioning autism. She continues to advocate with numerous speeches in the community and hosting her own Hero’s TV show.
Sponsored by STARTTS
Community Service (Seniors)
Logan was born with one hand but has never let this define her as an athlete. She plays Rugby union, Touch football and now league for Mounties this year. She is well known in the community as an inspiration to her peers and never hesitates to give of herself to make others happy. And just you all know, Logan was the girl referred to in Warren Morrison’s speech!
Sponsored by Greater Cumberland Chamber of Commerce
Emmanuel’s passion for environmental care has ignited a movement within his community as he actively participates in tree planting, clean up drives, and recycling education. His pivotal moment came when he was introduced to a bottle recycling program by EDMA, a local sustainability organisation. Emmanuel took charge, collecting bottles and cans, and in just five months, gathered over 550 items!
Fine Arts (Juniors)
Juliana is an extremely naturally talented and hard-working arts student who is always exploring new ways to seeing her surroundings through her art. She has a creative mind and all her ideas are out of the box rather than conforming to existing standards. She is a disciplined and focused young artist.
Sponsored by Vglong Property Development
Fine Arts (Seniors)
Maryana says that her most favourite things are drawing and painting. Fond of doing portraits, she uses Charcoal and pencil, prismacolor pencils, watercolour, or acrylic paint, depending on the subject and her mood! Maryana has won a number of awards for art, and most recently took part in the ‘Refill’ Program for the WOW festival in Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Sponsored by Chamberlain Street Medical Practice
Flynn is a quiet but powerful leader. Even though he is only 9, he has been lucky enough to have been given leadership roles in the many sports that he plays. In 2022 he captained his under 10s Rep TBall team to win the NSW State Championships. Flynn leads by example and aims to get the best out of his team mates through encouragement. He was elected to represent his school as a member of the SRC.
Sponsored by SWNG Liverpool Chapter
Ashton is school captain at and is recognised by both his teachers and peers as a born leader who performs well both in academics and sport. He plays AFL and mentors the younger kids. He also referees Oztag and enjoys teaching younger kids how to play. Ashton also works part time at Flip Out as team leader and has received excellent feedback from customers, his peers and supervisors for his leadership qualities.
Sponsored by Australian Careers Business College
Outstanding Employee, Trainee or Vocational student
As an employee of Heroes With Ability for the last five months, Joshua been mentoring and coaching people with varying abilities to achieve their goals in sport. Joshua himself having a disability didn’t stop him pursuing his goals. He has inspired so many people and brings so much joy and happiness to all the participants in his activities. They feel lucky to have Joshua at HWA.
Sponsored by Morpheus Institute of Hair & Beauty
Performing Arts (Juniors)
Diana won first place award for the Australian Chinese Recitation Competition for four consecutive years in both individual and group competitions. She also participated in the Ni Hao, Hello Madarin national recitation competition for three consecutive years and won the first place in each of them. This year, Diana was chosen to represent Sydney in the global recitation final and she achieved first place!
Sponsored by Oz Funland
Performing Arts (Seniors)
Audrey is the absolute Triple Threat. She sings, dances, acts, plays piano and can apparently even walk the full length of the stage on her hands! She has appeared both across Australia and Internationally with Entertainment Express, and was honoured to be given the role of young Fiona in a professional production of Shrek, the musical.
Sponsored by Heyya TV
Nachle Dance School
Performing Arts (Group)
The students of Nachle Dance School have distinguished themselves in cultural festivals, workshops, and community events, significantly enriching the cultural tapestry of Sydney. Their unwavering dedication to the performing arts, significant charitable contributions, promotion of cultural appreciation, and active community engagement make them a stand out group!
Sponsored by Liverpool Catholic Club
Performing Arts (Special Needs)
Stars Within is an inclusive dance studio that aims to ensure a safe and enjoyable creative space for all participants, founded on morals of respect and inclusion. Incorporating physical therapy and enhancing fitness, the studio strives towards each students’ goals, improving health and wellbeing and what you saw earlier on stage here, shows you how brightly these stars really do shine!
Sponsored by Standard 7
Eva is a talented figure ice-skater who has represented New South Wales with 1st placing in technical and artistic figure skating competitions in Victoria and the ACT during 2022 and 2023. She is also supporting the 2023 Liverpool City Council Winter blast European Night Market with exhibition skating shows on the outdoor ice-rink. In addition to individual technical and artistic training and competitions, Eva competes in artistic pairs, Theatre on Ice, and weekly Development Squad program run by LCCISC.
Sponsored by Grypas Group
Sports (Seniors Encouragement)
By just 18 years old, Mak is already 4 times Australian Champion in Olympic Sport Judo. Back in 2016, he was recognised as best junior boy in NSW by Judo NSW, several times NSW champion, and winner of many tournaments in NSW and across Australia. Recognised by Judo Australia in 2022 and selected to represent Australia in PanAmerican and Oceania Championship 2022 in Peru, Mak has been recognised as a potential future Olympian by the Daily Telegraph.
Sponsored by Oz Funland
Commencing his sporting journey at the age of 7, James competed in the UKS indoor junior karting competition in which he achieved multiple podiums and win’s including club championship for several seasons. He then competed in Australian Karting placing top 5 in state titles and in 2020 won the junior performance kart championship. James is currently competing in the NSW Hyundai X3 Series and in a very short period, has achieved great results including race wins and a ninth place in the 2022 X3 championship out of 44 cars.
Sponsored by Australia Bangladesh Business Forum
Sports (Special Needs)
Suffering from cone rod dystrophy and legally blind, Aryan took to playing Goalball and is excelling in this with the dream to represent Australia in the Paralympics. In 2022 and 2023 Aryan represented All Saints Catholic College in the interschool Goalball competition – both these years his school won the finals. Last September, Aryan represented the NSW Waratahs in the NSW State Goalball Championships Junior Division in Sydney where once again his team won the finals. Aryan was given the Gold Medals in these comps!
Sponsored by Standard 7
Technology & Innovation
Muhammad’s journey into the world of IT and STEM began in high school. Since 2019, he has received awards from the Young Innovators Network recognising his excellence in robotics (Ev3) and programming and the following year, he started working and mentoring with Young Innovators Australia.
Sponsored by Pivot Solutions
The Champion of Champions Trophy for Outstanding Overall Achievement
A student of Miller Technology High School, Maryana Abdo excelled in every category she was nominated in from academics and leadership to the creative and performing arts performing arts.
Sponsored by Rainbow Crossing
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