Brisbane State High School announced two prestigious Year 12 achievement awards at its Graduation Ceremony at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday 16 November.

Named after Past Executive Principal, Mr David Sutton, The ‘David Sutton Award for All-Round Excellence’ celebrates the culmination of outstanding performance in the criteria of academic excellence, service to the school community and involvement in extra-curricular activities over the entirety of the recipient’s time at school.

This year’s award winner was Alexandra (Ally) Fulton. Ally has achieved an Academic and an Excellence Pocket during each of her five years at State High and was awarded the subject prize for French in Year 11. In 2017, she became a CEO for the organisation, ‘ChangeMakeHer’, a not for profit, student led and founded organisation that empowers young women to build upon their leadership, entrepreneurship and STEM skills so they have the ability to succeed in male dominated roles and industries. This year, as Head of Operations for the TEDxYouth@BSHS, Ally led the team hosting this inaugural event which showcased globally the ideas and talents of State High students from all year levels.

The other prestigious award is the Dux of the School which was awarded to San Jack Low. San Jack’s academic record is outstanding, with Academic and Excellence awards throughout Year 8 to Year 12 and consistently the top performer in Mathematics B, Mathematics C, Physics and Chemistry. San Jack was a member of State High’s RACI Titration Team as well as being awarded a High Distinction in the Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s National Quiz two years running.

To be recognised for such prestigious awards are mighty achievements at a school that has so many high achieving, committed and very talented students.

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