BlogTrailblazerDominik Mautner – Sydney Church of England Grammar School | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Dominik Mautner – Sydney Church of England Grammar School | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Dominik Mautner

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 Dominik navigated his senior schooling differently throughout 2023!

Introducing: Dominik Mautner

Category: Social Impact & Change

School: Sydney Church of England Grammar School

State: NSW

Career Aspiration: Medicine/Health/Ethics: working in Preventative Medicine/Genetics and combining this with an interest in Medical Ethics


  • Community Service, Youth Health:
    • Speaker at a conference on Wellbeing Leadership, advocating for peer-health support to improve students’ lives.
    • Published 7 scientific papers on health issues, reaching over 2 million people.
    • Co-authored an influential article in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, leading to TV and newspaper interviews.
    • Co-wrote a ministerial brief on health concerns of young people, recommending policy changes.
  • National Squad Australia:
    • Representing Australia in Figure Skating at the global level.
    • Holds 9 State and 5 National titles in three different figure skating disciplines.
    • Represented Australia at the World Championships in Synchronised Figure Skating in 2022 and 2023.
  • Languages:
    • Fluent in 4 languages, achieved a State Rank in the HSC in language subjects.
    • Volunteer translator for the Gutenberg Project, promoting cultural understanding through translation.

What makes Dominik a Trailblazer?

Dominik is an exceptional individual who has made significant contributions to youth health and sports. His commitment to community service and research has positioned him as a trailblazer in the field of social impact.

In the realm of youth health, Dominik’s efforts have been extensive and impactful. As a speaker at a conference on Wellbeing Leadership, he developed a concept of peer-health support based on innovative studies to enhance students’ lives. Furthermore, Dominik’s research has reached over 2 million people through the publication of 7 scientific papers. His contributions include addressing the prevention of chronic diseases in young people, public health issues, and education. Notably, Dominik co-authored an article in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, garnering widespread attention and leading to media features and interviews. His work has had a tangible impact on the research world, the general public, and even the political level.

In addition to his dedication to youth health, Dominik excels in the world of sports as a representative of Australia on the global stage in Figure Skating. Holding numerous State and National titles, Dominik’s talent and hard work have earned him a place in the National Squad. He has represented Australia at the World Championships in Synchronised Figure Skating in both 2022 and 2023, showcasing his skill and commitment to excellence.

Dominik’s linguistic abilities further demonstrate his versatility and cultural understanding. Fluent in four languages, he has achieved a State Rank in the HSC in language subjects. Through his volunteer work as a translator for the Gutenberg Project, Dominik promotes cultural understanding by making books and texts accessible to a wider audience.

Dominik’s journey has not been without challenges, as he balances a demanding sports career with academic pursuits and leadership roles at school. Managing extensive training, international competitions, and the responsibilities of school life requires tenacity and perseverance. Despite setbacks, such as training rinks closing down, Dominik remains dedicated to his goals and continues to inspire others through his resilience.

In recognition of his achievements, Dominik has been awarded Youth of the Year twice by the Lions Club at the district level. He has also excelled in various leadership roles, including Prefect, Cadet Under Officer, House Captain, and President of the Student Think Tank. Dominik’s participation in Model United Nations, the Harvard Innovation Challenge, and the Duke of Edinburgh program further exemplify his commitment to personal growth, intellectual engagement, and community service.

With aspirations in the field of Medicine/Health/Ethics, Dominik aims to combine his passion for Preventative Medicine and Genetics with a focus on Medical Ethics. His diverse experiences, ranging from internships at the Mater Hospital and genetics research at UNSW to being a certified community coach for figure skating, showcase his dedication to gaining practical knowledge and contributing to the well-being of others.

Dominik’s journey is a testament to his tenacity, compassion, and dedication to making a positive impact in the world. Through his exceptional achievements, he embodies the spirit of a Trailblazer and serves as an inspiration to others.

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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