BlogTrailblazerAdriana Saab – Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2021

Adriana Saab – Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2021

Trailblazer Adriana Saab

What are the Trailblazer Awards?

The Trailblazer Awards celebrates Year 12 students beyond their ATAR, recognising those who have overcome personal challenges and used their final year of school to positively impact their community.

Our Trailblazers will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders, build their personal brand and profile as a future leader, learn key career skills in our 3-day Pathfinder Accelerator, and so much more!

Find out how Adriana navigated Year 12 differently throughout 2021!

Introducing: Adriana Saab

Category: Social Impact & Change

School: Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta

Career Aspiration: Forensic scientist


  • Led and organised school team for Mother’s Day Classic
  • Raised $3202 for National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Senior House Leader

What makes Adriana a Trailblazer?

Adriana has been an active member in her school community holding leadership positions each year going from a Mercy Action Representative to a Student Representative Council Leader and Senior House Leader in Year 12. This required her to be a role model for students and bring enthusiasm to school carnivals, competitions and extra-curriculars! To aid in this role, Adriana used her public speaking skills that she worked on since Year 7.

However Adriana’s proudest achievement is a story much closer to her heart. During her HSC, Adriana decided to rally together a school team for the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Mother’s Day Classic, a fundraiser event that raises money to help find cures for breast cancer. After Adriana’s previous participation over the last 5 years, she decided that she wanted to try and make a bigger impact. This involved Adriana initially pitching the idea to her school’s principal and vice principal which eventually led to her speaking in front of her school at assemblies to over 1,000 staff and students as well as using social media to raise awareness.

Adriana’s decision to do this was inspired by her mother’s passing after a battle with breast cancer. Her proximity to the cause ignited her drive and showed her that she could inspire change in the community. Through this experience Adriana developed true determination and persistence, committing hours upon hours to the cause.

In the future, Adriana would love to work in criminal investigation as a forensic scientist. Naturally, at university she wants to pursue a Bachelor of Forensic Science and Bachelor of Criminology where she can learn more about the psychology of crime and how to catch criminals!

“It was ultimately the death of my mum that inspired me to create change in the community through the  Mother’s Day Classic.”

The pure strength and passion Adriana has shown is why she is one our 2021 Trailblazers.

The Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer Awards

The Trailblazer Awards aim to identify and celebrate students who use their final years of school to invest holistically in the skills and experiences that will maximise their own future opportunities and make a contribution to the future of our society.

Our winners for the Year 12 Trailblazer Awards have demonstrated initiative in volunteering for their school or community, have participated in co-curricular activities, and have held leadership positions within their schools.

Learn more about who placed in the Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazers here!

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