2023 Deakin Young Influencer Award
We would like to congratulate Nicola Thompson on being chosen as the recipient of the 2023 Deakin Young Influencer Award.
This award is open to all Year 11 students and Nicola was selected as Mentone Grammar School’s winner, which is an incredible achievement.
The Deakin Young Influencer Award recognises excellence and celebrates students who are truly motivated to make a positive difference in the world – now and into the future. Deakin believes strongly in acknowledging outstanding students, who stand for the same values that we do. The University has rewarded Nicola’s efforts and achievements with a $5000 scholarship to support their first year of study at Deakin in 2025.
Nicola has been awarded the Deakin Young Influencer Award for her commitment to her community. This has been displayed through Nicola’s efforts to help others by coaching netball. Nicola is also involved in her school’s army cadet program where she demonstrates progressive thinking through her efforts to promote gender equality. Community Leadership and Change Advocacy are both values that Deakin seeks to uphold and we commend you for your commitment to them.
Congratulations Nicola, we wish you all the best and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.