International Women’s Day Youth Awards 2020
This year QAHS celebrated the achievements of eight young women across several fields of achievement as part of the International Women's Day Youth Awards 2020. Once nominated, students are to respond to a series of questions for shortlisting and attend an interview panel to determine those who will receive awards. Shortlisted students attended the IWD Youth Awards Ceremony held at HOTA on Tuesday 3 March.
Amy Dehghan and Caitlyn Camilleri were nominated for their excellent work with AI for Good competition and their design of a smart watch to support children with ASD, with Caitlyn winning the overall award for Youth Leadership in IT Innovation.
Niamh Grogan was shortlisted in the Youth Leadership in Sport category for her incredible achievements in AFL including captaining the Queensland U15 squad.
Annie Fang was shortlisted in the Youth Leadership in performing arts category for her extensive work in musical theatre.
Abigail Schmidt was shortlisted in the Youth Leadership in Community Services for her amazing fundraising efforts for various charities. Angie Zhou was also shortlisted in this category for her service as Gold Coast Junior Deputy Mayor.
Cici Zhou was shortlisted in the Youth Leadership in academics for her commitment to multiple activities including GRIT training and Kokoda 2020 whilst maintaining a high standard across all academic fields. Kelly Zhou was also shortlisted in this category for her academic achievements alongside volunteering for several committees.
A huge well done to all students who were nominated in 2020.
Mrs Rachael Hart
Head of Department, Global Learners
Launch of The Academy for Enterprising Girls
As part of International Women's Day celebrations, I was invited to join a Forum Panel of Women who have forged varying careers in STEM at a South-East Region event to launch The Academy for Enterprising Girls (AEG). AEG is an innovative entrepreneurship program designed to cultivate design thinking, coding and business skills among young women. Among the diverse representation of women listed below, I was honoured to also be joined by Alumna (Class of 2019) Sarah Linning
who shared her experiences in mentoring students in STEM to ignite their curiosity for futures in high school studies and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Sarah established the STEM Mentor Program at QAHS, impacting 100+ students as learners and mentors in a sustainable model that lives beyond Sarah's time as a student at QAHS.
Academy for Enterprising Girls International Women's Day Panel:
- Stacie Fogarty, Munanjali Woman, Senior Indignenous Officer, Dreamworld Corroboree
- Holly Carson, Head of Corporate Services, Civil Geotechnical Engineering Consultancy
- Doreen Anene (joining by Skype from London), Animal Scientist and Founder of STEM Belles Nigeria
- Alisa Starkey, Founder and Director, Ozius Earth Observation and Analytics
- Rebecca Grugan, Owner and Manager, I Am Montessori
- Vanessa Rebgetz, Principal, Queensland Academies, Health Sciences Campus
Mrs Vanessa Rebgetz
QAHS celebrated 'Women in Science' as part of International Women's Day. Click below to view the video.