Issue 5
Monday, 06 July 2020
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Cheers Award winners (from left) Drew Whitehouse, Alyssa Miller, Mollie Teale, Skye Clayton and   Jo-Anne Wright
Cheers Award winners (from left) Drew Whitehouse, Alyssa Miller, Mollie Teale, Skye Clayton and Jo-Anne Wright

High achievers scoop Cheers Awards

By Patrick Nelson

Charles Darwin University has presented five high-achieving Indigenous students with Cheers Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements.

The winners are enrolled in Education-related degree courses: Mollie Teale, Jo-Anne Wright, Drew Whitehouse, Alyssa Miller and for the second year in a row, Skye Clayton. 

Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach, Professor Reuben Bolt congratulated each of the students in his Indigenous Valedictory Ceremony address. 

“We are so proud of the achievements of our Indigenous students. This is a win for them, for their families, for their communities and most importantly, for all Indigenous Australians,” Professor Bolt said.

“I am hopeful that their stories will inspire other Indigenous young people to aspire to higher education studies.”

Professor Bolt said the awards were about excellence and were a testament to what could be achieved for Indigenous people.

“With hard work, determination and support from our communities, we can achieve whatever we put our minds to,” he said.  

This is the second year that the Cheers Awards have been presented. Winners receive $500 cash and a $500 CDU Bookshop voucher, made possible by the donation of an anonymous benefactor.