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Siddhant Chandra – Oakhill College | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2021

Trailblazer Siddhant Chandra

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 Siddhant navigated Year 12 differently throughout 2021!

Introducing: Siddhant Chandra

Category: Social Impact & Change 

School: Oakhill College

Career Aspiration: Law


  • Gold Lasallian Youth Leader with over 80 hours of service
  • Provided meals to children in PNG
  • Captain of team in NSW Law Society Mock Trial

What makes Siddhant a Trailblazer?

Siddhant received the Gold Lasallian Youth Leader award after spending two years serving in his community and volunteering at his school’s charity events. Participating in the Lasallian Youth Leadership Program has been a rewarding experience for Siddhant and one that has brought him out of his comfort zone. His involvement in the community has facilitated interactions he never would have had before and given him a new perspective on life. 

As Siddhant heard the stories of diverse individuals experiencing sickness, and poverty, he found himself being more grateful for his circumstances and keen to put in his all to the opportunities that come his way. He’s changed lives through his work, fundraising for Pink Stumps Day,  collecting blankets and clothing for St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal and raising money to fund the Breakfast Club in Papua New Guinea. In doing so, Siddhant has learnt how to persevere and enjoys the fulfilment he receives from helping others! 

Siddhant unfortunately lost one of his close friends to suicide during Year 12. After an already difficult year lacking social connection and disruption to his studies, the impact of his friend’s death was strongly felt. This experience in combination with others prompted Siddhant to reflect and achieve his personal best. 

Siddhant has dreamed of becoming a lawyer ever since he was in Year 4. While people may have expected this goal to wane, he has only continued to become more interested in the field and is set on studying Law at university with the desire to continue helping others. With the wisdom that, “your first career is never your last”, Siddhant can see himself dabbling in politics and working for the United Nations one day. 

As Siddhant works his way up, it’s not hard to see why we have named him 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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