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Jason Yan – Sydney Boys High School | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2022

Jason Yan

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 Jason navigated Year 12 differently throughout 2022!

Introducing: Jason Yan

Category: Sport & Elite Competitions

School: Sydney Boys High School

State: NSW

Career Aspiration: Financial and/or technology industries


  • Elected as Prefect
  • Swimming Co-Captain 
  • Lead swimming team in AAGPS Swimming competition

What makes Jason a Trailblazer?

When it comes to contributing to his school community, Jason has shown amazing leadership and initiative in his roles as current Prefect and Swimming Co-Captain at Sydney Boys High School. Before holding these prestigious positions, Jason has also held leadership positions as School Peer Support Leader, Peer Mentor, and Peer Mediator. He has extensive experience across a range of school sporting activities, including Water Polo, Swimming, Football and Athletics. Not only does Jason excel in his sporting achievements, but he is also dedicated to uplifting his school community through involvement in various co-curricular activities, including Junior Stage Band, Debating, Community Service Committee, Library Monitor and TEDxYouth organiser. Jason has also given back to his local community through charitable service for the Salvation Army, Starlight Foundation, White Ribbon and Centennial Park.

As part of his role as Prefect and Co-Captain of Swimming, Jason’s hardwork and determination shone through his leadership of a group of 30 swimmers from Year 7 to Year 12 in the prestigious AAGPS Swimming competition. For five Friday Nights, Jason acted as the leader of the swimming team and was responsible for providing encouragement throughout every swim meet, representing the school at functions, communicating with the Prefect body and swimming teacher on information regarding crowd support, bringing the community together and setting an example for junior swimmers. By fostering strong teamwork and motivation among the teammates, Jason’s guidance and rallying landed his school an incredible achievement of 4th place out of 8 private schools in the Junior Division!

“In my role as school Swimming Co-Captain and Prefect, I have developed strong teamwork skills. By being motivating towards teammates and enhancing the sense of school community and spirit, and ultimately building everlasting relationships, this skill is transferrable to making supportive relationships with colleagues and clients in any workplace in the future.”

After completing Year 12, Jason hopes to find a career in the finance or technology industry!

As an all-round star, Jason’s wide involvement in school affairs, extracurriculars and co-curriculars in leadership and sporting positions has made him the perfect candidate to be awarded as one of our Top 50 Trailblazers 2022!

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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