A Commendation for the Award for Leadership and Languages and Cultures was given to 2017 Graduate Apiu Nyang.
"Apiu is a young South Sudanese Australian who arrived in Australia in 2006. Apiu is passionate about her own culture and engagement with linguistic and cultural diversity. She has supported young people to embrace their own cultural identity and to share their own experiences, languages and cultures to teach and lead others.
Apiu is a strong advocate for newly arrived refugees through her role as Youth Ambassador with the Australian Refugee Association. In her school life at Nazareth Catholic College, Apiu has been a leader in the schools culture club and instrumental in enabling educators to help plan focused activities around cultural integration and and experiencing diverse languages and cultures. Through her advocacy, poetry, speeches and presentations she is a young woman that shines a spotlight on volunteerism, advocacy and social justice".
Australia Day Council SA
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