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Aimee Wallace – Northern Beaches Secondary College | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2022

Aimee Wallace

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, get exam ready in our 1-day HSC Trials Accelerator, and so much more!

Find out how Aimee navigated Year 12 differently throughout 2022!

Introducing: Aimee Wallace

Category: Social Impact & Change

School: Northern Beaches Secondary College

State: NSW

Career Aspiration: Medicine or volunteering in healthcare


  • Leader at her local cub-scouts troop for 2 years
  • Prize winner at the 51st NSW Japanese Language Speech contest
  • Freelance work as a teaching aide/assistant

What makes Aimee a Trailblazer?

Aimee Wallace has a heart to give to her community, volunteering as a leader at her local cub-scouts troop for the past two years. This requires dedicating two hours a week teaching approximately 15 children ages 12 years and below.

She engages them with scouting practice, achieving personal goals, interactive games and encouraging them to develop new skills. Occasionally, there are overnight camps and fundraisers which can go for more than 5 hours! She not only pours her time into them, but also extends her skills and qualifications in first aid which she gained when participating in a first aid course for her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Residential Project. Alongside this, she is mastering Japanese, having championed the 51st NSW Japanese Language Speech Contest.

Initially, the leadership role was something Aimee approached with hesitance as she was quite nervous to take charge during meetings and was not as confident in her abilities. However, through continuous practice and time familiarising herself with the role, she grew to become more confident in her social abilities.

Not only has this influenced her personally, but she also extends a caring hand towards young children. Aimee’s line of work for the past year also revolves around supporting primary school children as a freelance teaching aid/assistant at a tutoring company. Without a doubt, children must gravitate towards her amiable and gentle nature as her mind and energy always considers her service to the community.

As someone in Year 12, Aimee continues to volunteer in her local cub-scouts troupe which requires sacrificing time and also energy. This highlights her passion toward the community, particularly children. While Aimee is an amazing support to younger school children, she also needs the support in her academic career.

During her senior years in high school, she battled with major depression and anxiety which disabled her from engaging fully with study. Despite this, she has taken actionable steps to break down the overwhelming stressors. From treatment plans, and a positive support network, she has managed to remain afloat. Being someone who also extends care towards others, she deeply appreciates the supporting environment she is surrounded by. Out of gratitude, she strives to return this reliability and responsiveness to her friends, siblings and cub scouts.

“I’m really proud of my growth both within the scouting environment and the social skills it has given me outside of scouts.”

In the future, Aimee aims to pursue medicine and potentially volunteer in Healthcare, aptly using the skills and experiences she already has. Not only does she have the skills, but she has the compassionate heart to serve without gaining anything in return, and has gratitude toward the help she receives. Because of this, she deserves a spot in our Top 50 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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