BlogTrailblazerDemi Spiteri – St John Paul II Catholic College Nirimba | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2021

Demi Spiteri – St John Paul II Catholic College Nirimba | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2021

Trailblazer Demi Spiteri

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 Demi navigated Year 12 differently throughout 2021!

Introducing: Demi Spiteri

Category: Arts & Music, Social Impact & Change, Environment

School: St John Paul II Catholic College Nirimba

Career Aspiration: Business and Law


  • Blacktown City Council Youth Ambassador
  • Guest speaker for HSC Forum and Headspace
  • Recipient of Leadership and Long Tan Award awarded by Australian Defence Force

What makes Demi a Trailblazer?

Demi was chosen by the Mayor of Blacktown to become the current Blacktown City Council Youth Ambassador. One of two representatives, Demi uses this role to speak on behalf of and advocate for young people and their issues. She was awarded this role after regularly speaking at Civic Receptions and Ceremonies, being sure to use her voice to implement change and inspire others to get involved!

This position has allowed her to meet various influential individuals and participate in the Sister Cities and Youth Advisory committees where she gathers insight from people with diverse backgrounds to help better understand her role’s purpose. Demi has spoken and participated in events such as Citizenship Ceremonies and Civic Receptions also making appearances as a representative for local youth.

As part of her position on the Youth Advisory Committee, she planned, implemented and marketed Youth Week Events that aimed to highlight young people’s creativity and sportsmanship. Recently, Demi also shared her experiences and advice in a HSC Forum as a guest speaker, something she will be continuing to do as a guest speaker for Headspace’s HSC Drop In Zoom sessions. 

When it came to the HSC, Demi found that the pandemic really affected the quality of her study and made it difficult for her to return to the same levels of productivity as before. Despite several attempts to return face-to-face she was unfortunately unsuccessful. Compounded by the constraints of a pandemic, Demi knows how tough it was to be a student.

“I have been inspired by the processes of Council and love being involved in the steps towards a brighter future for our youth.”

Demi is a recipient of the Leadership and Teamwork Long Tan award from the Australian Defence Force, she plans to put these skills to use working in business and law in the future. As frameworks for society, Demi is intent on playing a part in its betterment!

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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