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Dylan Caple – Glenwood High School | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2021

Trailblazer Dylan Caple

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 Dylan navigated Year 12 differently throughout 2021!

Introducing: Dylan Caple

Category: Science & Technology

School: Glenwood High School

Career Aspiration: Media & Communications, and Information Technology


  • Finalist for the National 2020 Community Radio Awards for Outstanding Youth Contribution
  • Volunteering up to 10 hours a week at SWR 99.9 FM
  • Manager of the Digital & Marketing Department at SWR 99.9 FM

What makes Dylan a Trailblazer?

Dylan has been selected as a Finalist for the National 2020 Community Radio Awards for Outstanding Youth Contribution at his local radio station, SWR 99.9, which has thousands of listeners in Western Sydney. While volunteering at least 5-10 hours per week, Dylan has supported the development of the station’s new website, supported members of the station with technological developments, and has even been elected as Manager of the Digital & Marketing Department! 

As Manager of the Digital & Marketing Department, Dylan has built crucial group work and leadership skills. He has been responsible for a team of six people, leading them through the website launch, and getting comfortable with emerging technologies and platforms. He scheduled meetings every three months to ensure the team was making progress on tasks. He has found his stride as a leader building crucial organisation skills, and interpersonal conflict resolution experience! 

As one can imagine, so much time at a radio station will inevitably build communication skills. Dylan witnessed just how much projects can fall apart if good communication is not established. Dylan encouraged his team to share updates on individual tasks to ensure efficient project management! 

While at school, Dylan has also been heavily involved in the management side of Glenwood Media (Film and Radio), creating projects for the school and entertaining students and staff with music on the grounds during Friday’s breaks. ​​He also gained great experience leading the Glenwood High School Media in ‘Glenwood Radio’. Clearly fuelling his passion for radio and media! 

While committing to online schooling and being in an LGA of concern, Dylan found it difficult to stay motivated for his studies! But his weekly volunteering and structured project management meant he was able to motivate himself for his HSC, showing great resilience. 

After finding his passions in Media, we expect to see Dylan following a career in Media and Communications, and Information Technology! Very fitting for his experience! 

“My success has established me as a leader in my organisation and allowed me to continue serving the volunteers of the association and the broader community.”

After reading about Dylan’s success in radio while completing the HSC, it is no surprise to see him as 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!

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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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