BlogTrailblazerDamien Sinha – Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2022

Damien Sinha – Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2022

Damien Sinha

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 Damien navigated Year 12 differently throughout 2022!

Introducing: Damien Sinha

Category: Science & Technology 

School: Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown

State: NSW

Career Aspiration: Quantum engineering


  • Elected as Nationals CEO in the Finals of the Australian Space Design Competition
  • Attended the Australian Defence Force World Engineering Function  
  • Achieved the STEM award and the Overall Leadership award at school

What makes Damien a Trailblazer?

Damien Sinha has been integral in developing his school’s STEM program, and is a high achiever STEM student himself, achieving much success in the Australian Space Design Competition. Damien first participated in the competition in 2019 with a handful of other students and progressed to Finals.

His talents and contribution as a team member resulted in him being elected to leadership roles in the two succeeding competitions. Damien served as Company CEO of over 40 students from his school in 2021 and led the team to Finals again, where he was elected as the Nationals CEO.

Damien has proven himself to be an incredible leader, guiding his peers of varying ages to work together to achieve a common goal. As a result of his efforts in the Australian Space Design Competition, Damien was recognised at school and given the opportunity to attend the Australian Defence Force World Engineering Conference held at the Royal Australian Air Force Base in NSW.

Furthermore, Damien committed himself to bettering the STEM program at his school for other students, continuing the school’s success at the competition, and engaging a wider array of students to join the STEM community. His efforts earned him the STEM award and Overall Leadership award.

Damien has been able to broaden his school’s STEM community and bring a larger group of students together to compete in the Australian Space Design Community. Despite the challenges of COVID lockdowns, Damien continued pursuing his goal and hosted events and meetings over Zoom.

As leader, Damien focussed on creating an inclusive space for people to openly share their ideas and collaborate. Through this experience, he has learnt how to be a teacher and how to guide others towards a common goal. He became a leader that his peers trusted and respected, which undoubtedly contributed to the team’s success.

Determined to balance his time between his studies, family and social life, Damien developed strong time management skills. He ensured that his Year 12 was not only spent studying, but that he also had time for the other important things in his life. Overall, this ensured that he did not jeopardise his wellbeing and was able to pursue things that mattered to him.

“The most meaningful and deep skill I developed was being able to be a teacher and teach others many amazing new skills.”

With a clearly strong background in STEM, Damien aspires to study quantum engineering at university and go on to work for a tele-communications company. Both his academic rigour and leadership initiative place him in great stead for this career and are the reasons why Damien is on our list of 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.

Each year over one million young Australians, parents, and teachers access our guides, videos and resources to navigate the journey through high school.

45,861 students have a head start...

Get exclusive study content & advice from our team of experts delivered weekly to your inbox!

AOS Website Asset 2

Looking for Academic Support?

Discover how we can help you!

AOS Website Asset 1