Cowra High School student Lowanna Murray has been acknowledged for her exceptional achievement and contribution to public education as part of the 2021 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence.
Ms Murray took out the Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement, which considers achievement in the academic, sporting, cultural and leadership fields, commitment to the school community and personal values.
She was among 105 students, teachers, staff and parents across the state recognised for making major contributions to their school communities and serving as role models to their peers.
NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said the 2021 awards highlighted the excellence underpinning the NSW public school system even as schools, students and teachers have navigated the challenges of natural disasters and a global pandemic.
“These awards reveal that regardless of the circumstances, our students, teachers, principals and the school community are always striving for learning and teaching excellence,” Ms Mitchell said.
Department of Education Secretary Georgina Harrisson said she was happy with the geographic spread of award winners.
“The programs represented in these awards are just the tip of the iceberg in outstanding initiatives that are happening across the NSW public education system,” Ms Harrisson said.
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