BlogTrailblazerOscar Peake – James Ruse Agricultural High School | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Oscar Peake – James Ruse Agricultural High School | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Oscar Peake

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 Oscar navigated his senior schooling differently throughout 2023!

Introducing: Oscar Peake

Category: Social Impact & Change

School: James Ruse Agricultural High School

State: NSW

Career Aspiration: Pursuing a career in the business sector, specifically actuarial studies


  • Founded and led the Business Society at James Ruse Agricultural High School, aiming to educate students about various aspects of the business world.
  • Organised regular meetings, workshops, and interactive activities to foster learning and skill development in entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, and leadership.
  • Successfully arranged interviews with prominent business leaders, including David Thodey and Stephen Scheeler, to provide students with real-world insights and inspiration.
  • The Business Society attracted over 100 students, representing over ten percent of the school, leading to increased interest in business as a career choice.

What makes Oscar a Trailblazer?

Oscar is a dedicated Trailblazer who has shown exceptional leadership in empowering students through business education. As the founder and leader of the Business Society at James Ruse Agricultural High School, Oscar has made a significant impact on his peers and fostered a passion for entrepreneurship and business.

Recognising the importance of sharing his knowledge and experience, Oscar organised regular meetings and workshops within the Business Society. These sessions covered a wide range of business-related topics, including entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, and leadership. By incorporating interactive activities and games, Oscar made learning engaging and enjoyable for club members, nurturing their skills and interests in the field.

One of Oscar’s remarkable achievements was arranging interviews with renowned business leaders. Through his efforts, he connected with industry veterans such as David Thodey and Stephen Scheeler, who graciously agreed to share their wisdom and insights. These interviews provided students with invaluable opportunities to learn directly from successful professionals, gain practical knowledge, and be inspired to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

The impact of Oscar’s leadership and the Business Society’s activities extended beyond the club itself. With over 100 students participating throughout the year, the Business Society attracted a significant portion of the school population. This remarkable engagement led to a surge in interest among students considering business as a future career. Subsequently, the school’s Cadetship talks experienced record numbers, indicating Oscar’s profound influence in shaping students’ career aspirations.

Oscar’s ability to effectively communicate information, delegate responsibilities, and manage time reflects his organisational and leadership skills. Successfully coordinating meetings, workshops, and events required clear communication and meticulous planning, showcasing his exceptional management capabilities.

Despite his achievements, Oscar has faced personal challenges, particularly in dealing with stress related to exams and academic performance. However, he has demonstrated resilience and determination, pushing through these difficulties and continuing to inspire others with his passion for business education.

Looking ahead, Oscar intends to pursue a career in the business sector, specifically in actuarial studies. His experience with the Business Society and his dedication to empowering students in the field of business have solidified his aspirations. With his strong communication skills, organisational acumen, and enthusiasm for the business world, Oscar Peake is poised to make a significant impact and become a trailblazer in his chosen field.

Oscar’s commitment to empowering students through business education, his ability to connect with industry leaders, and his exceptional leadership within the Business Society make him a true Trailblazer. His efforts have not only fostered a passion for business among his peers but also influenced their career choices. With his unwavering determination, Oscar is paving the way for future generations of aspiring entrepreneurs and business professionals.

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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