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Anthony Radic – Rouse Hill High School | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2021

Trailblazer Anthony Radic

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 Anthony navigated Year 12 differently throughout 2021!

Introducing: Anthony Radic

Category: Social Impact & Change

School: Rouse Hill High School

Career Aspiration: International Law / Working for the UN


  • Elected Youth Ambassador 
  • Founded the Hills Youth Army Initiative
  • Helped tackle mental health stigmas by creating a video series for Headspace 
  • Juggled the roles of HSC student and caretaker

What makes Anthony a Trailblazer?

In 2021, following an extensive application process, Anthony was elected by the Hills Shire Council to be Youth Ambassador for his community. In this role he regularly volunteers in various initiatives and programs where there is a strong focus on greater opportunities for young people in his area.

A major accomplishment in this position was his establishment of the Hills Youth Army in January 2021, a leadership group for 15-24 year olds, who get involved in community projects and other social efforts. Anthony leads this group through community projects such as Harmony Day media campaign and Clean Up Australia events. The group has been a huge success, already attracting over 50 members!

Anthony Radic - Clean Up Australia Day w_ Mayor Michelle Byrne - Anthony Radic

Anthony has also participated in a project with Headspace Castle Hill, where he wrote and produced a video series for Mental Health Month. The series was reported by the Daily Telegraph and published on the Hills Shire social media — successfully helping spread awareness of the mental challenges faced by young people around Australia. 

Anthony has acquired a lot of skills through his work in the local community. One he considers of significant importance is perseverance. Through his work as Youth Ambassador, he has learnt how to be resilient when it comes to setbacks. Not every idea gets accepted immediately — sometimes change takes a while to start and so it is important to be patient and persistent. 

Anthony Radic - Headspace Australia Night

Year 12 was a pretty challenging year for Anthony. On top of studying for exams, performing Prefect duties and dealing with online learning, his mother’s health issues put him under a lot of emotional stress. Assuming the role of caretaker, he had to learn how to balance this new responsibility alongside juggling Year 12. He acknowledges that while it was challenging, doing this taught him valuable lessons about time management, the value of family and strong support networks.

Anthony hopes to study law after high school and hopefully work for the United Nations. He’s already had a little sneak peak of the industry, having completed work experience at his local MP’s office and being invited to State Parliament to view question time within the House of Representatives.

“It was fascinating seeing the effect of state government on communities… It has inspired my passion for social justice through legislative change.”

Anthony has a relentless passion for creating positive change within his community and tackling social injustices, because of this, he is one of 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!

About Art of Smart Education

At Art of Smart Education, we’re an award-winning provider of holistic tutoring and mentoring for students in years K-12. Our mission is to help students answer the difficult question, “What am I going to do with my life when I finish school, and how do I get there?” 

We understand that true success involves mastering study, career and leadership skills while maintaining your wellbeing, not just excelling in academics and as a result, over the last decade, we’ve supported over 10,000 students to achieve their best and maximise their options for life after school.

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