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Lucy Allen – Bega High School | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Lucy Allen

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 Lucy navigated her senior schooling differently throughout 2023!

Introducing: Lucy Allen

Category: Business & Entrepreneurship

School: Bega High School

State: NSW

Career Aspiration: Working in business or law, aiming to become a manager after completing a degree in commerce and law.


  • Selected for the Y NSW Youth Parliament Program as a representative of the local electorate and member of the Business and Employment Committee.
  • Engaged in creating a bill as part of the Youth Parliament Program and presenting it to the members of the New South Wales Parliament, with the hope of enacting it into legislation.
  • Actively involved in speaking with local community members and addressing their issues, as well as meeting with New South Wales Members of Parliament to advocate for the community’s concerns.
  • Enhancing public speaking skills through the Youth Parliament Program, enabling Lucy to stand up for her beliefs and address issues within her school and community. Lucy also serves as a voice for those who may not be able to speak up for themselves.

What makes Lucy a Trailblazer?

Lucy’s outstanding achievement in being selected for the Y NSW Youth Parliament Program showcases her passion for civic engagement and leadership.

As a member of the Business and Employment Committee, Lucy actively contributes to the creation of a bill that has the potential to become New South Wales legislation. This opportunity has allowed her to engage with local community members, listening to their concerns and working towards finding solutions. Furthermore, Lucy’s interactions with New South Wales Members of Parliament have provided a platform to advocate for her community’s issues and ensure their voices are heard.

Participating in the Youth Parliament Program has had a profound impact on Lucy’s personal development. It has enabled her to cultivate excellent public speaking skills, empowering her to address injustices and advocate for positive change within her school and community. Lucy’s ability to express her convictions and champion the causes she believes in sets her apart as a true trailblazer.

Lucy’s journey has not been without its challenges. Growing up in a rural area, she has encountered various obstacles throughout her schooling, including the disruptions caused by online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the impacts of bushfires and floods. Moreover, the shortage of teachers in New South Wales has posed significant difficulties, resulting in class cancellations and limited educational opportunities. Despite these setbacks, Lucy’s resilience and determination shine through as she strives to overcome these disadvantages and create a better future for herself and others in her community.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Lucy actively participates in extracurricular activities. In Year 11, she served as a member of the Student Representative Council and took on the role of Sports Captain for her house, showcasing her leadership skills and dedication to her school community. Lucy has also gained valuable work experience as a waitress at the Cobargo Hotel Motel, where she has honed her customer service, food preparation, and multitasking abilities.

With her commitment to business and law, as well as her exceptional work ethic and diverse skill set, Lucy Allen is poised to make a significant impact in her chosen field. Her trailblazing spirit, combined with her determination to overcome challenges and champion the causes she believes in, make her a role model for others.

Lucy’s passion for civic engagement, her resilience in the face of adversity, and her dedication to creating positive change make her a deserving member of our Top 50 Trailblazers!

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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