BlogTrailblazerBianca Duong – Chanel College | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Bianca Duong – Chanel College | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Bianca Duong

What are the Trailblazer Awards?

The Trailblazer Awards celebrates Year 11 and 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 build their personal brand and profile as a future leader, learn how to successfully apply for Early Entry, Scholarships, Co-Op, and Cadetships Opportunities, and so much more!

Find out how Bianca navigated her senior schooling differently throughout 2023!

Introducing: Bianca Duong

Category: Social Impact & Change

School: Chanel College

State: QLD

Career Aspiration: Allied Health, Science, Law – Giving back to regional and/or rural communities


  • Attained the CQU Vice-President’s Award and the JCU Shield during schooling career.
  • Achieved the McAuley House Person of the Year.
  • Selected as one of the 450 applicants for the role of Youth Member in the Queensland Youth Parliament.
  • Allocated into the Science, Tourism, Innovation & Sport, Digital Economy (STDE) portfolio as a Youth Member.

What makes Bianca a Trailblazer?

Bianca is an exceptional individual who has made significant achievements both within her schooling career and beyond. Within her school, she has been recognised with prestigious awards such as the CQU Vice-President’s Award, the JCU Shield, and the title of McAuley House Person of the Year.

Beyond her academic accomplishments, Bianca has taken on a leadership role as the current 2023 Youth Member for Gladstone in the YMCA QLD Youth Parliament. The Queensland Youth Parliament consists of representatives from each of the 93 electorates in Queensland, and Bianca was one of the successful applicants among the 450 individuals who applied for the role this year. In this capacity, she serves as a voice for the young people in her electorate, providing advice and guidance to politicians and decision-makers across the state. Bianca’s placement in the Science, Tourism, Innovation & Sport, Digital Economy (STDE) portfolio reflects her passion for these fields and her dedication to making a positive impact.

The Queensland Youth Parliament not only bridges the gap between legislators and youth but also offers outstanding opportunities for personal development. Through this transformative experience, Bianca has honed her leadership skills, enhanced her public speaking ability, and forged lifelong friendships. She has had the unique opportunity to witness parliamentary operations firsthand, interact with members of the government and opposition, and engage in fiery debates about topical issues.

While pursuing her education in Year 11 and Year 12, Bianca faces the challenge of family commitments. Coming from a non-English speaking background, Bianca takes on the responsibility of translating and assisting her parents with important documents and financial planning. As the eldest child at home, she shoulders these responsibilities. Despite financial constraints, Bianca understands the value of prioritising family needs over personal desires and demonstrates resilience and maturity in handling such situations.

In addition to her academic and leadership pursuits, Bianca actively participates in various programs and initiatives that contribute to her personal and professional growth. She has served as a Middle Years Leader, UQ Science Ambassador, Student Representative Member (SRC), and Youth Member for Gladstone. These roles have allowed her to develop her public speaking skills and expand her knowledge in the fields of science and law.

Bianca’s commitment to making a positive impact in regional and/or rural communities drives her career aspirations in allied health, science, and law. Her passion for giving back to these communities is evident in her active involvement in programs and initiatives that aim to improve the lives of others.

Bianca’s outstanding achievements, leadership roles, and commitment to social impact make her a true Trailblazer. Her ability to excel academically while juggling family responsibilities demonstrates her resilience and determination. As a Youth Member in the Queensland Youth Parliament, she embodies the spirit of youth empowerment and advocates for positive change. With her passion for allied health, science, and law, Bianca is poised to make a significant impact in these fields and contribute to the betterment of regional and/or rural communities. Bianca rightfully earns her place among our Top 50 Trailblazers!

The Top 50 Year 11 and 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 11 and 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 11 and Year 12 Trailblazers here!

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