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Shae’s an all- rounder if ever there was

Friday, 19th December, 2014

Shae Nevill has topped off her remarkable high school years with good marks in the HSC. Shae Nevill has topped off her remarkable high school years with good marks in the HSC.

By Emily Roberts

Like all the other HSC students, Shae Nevill received her results this week and they were good, which was no surprise when you consider everything she has done.

Most recently Shae was recognised at the Broken Hill High School presentation night with the Caltex All Rounder Award for leadership qualities and commitment across a range of activities. 

Shae - who was also School Captain - served on the Student Representative Council since beginning high school in 2009. She was a delegate for the State SRC conference in 2011, coordinated camps in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and chaired the conference in 2013.

She has also represented the city in soccer and football, travelling around the region to play.

Shae said this year had been hard balancing everything.

“I developed a study plan and tried to balance social, extra curricula activities with school work, leadership and sporting.

“I was also the youth representative for the PCYC Blue Star program that saw me attending camps and board meetings.”

Nonetheless, Shae said she was surprised to be awarded the Caltex All Rounder.

“I went to the presentation early to work on my speech,” she said.

“I didn’t want to look at the awards table. Then my friends came up to me and congratulated me. I asked them what for and they told me what I was about to win.

“I remember last year thinking it would be an awesome award to win.

“I think it really complements my endeavours and ties them altogether.”

Shae also came first in her Business Studies class and won the Broken Hill High School leadership award.

“My parents were very proud, they have always supported me.”

In the Higher School Certificate she received a Band 5 and four Band 4s.

“I did a really good job, I am very happy with my results.

“I set myself a goal and now I am just waiting to receive my Australian Tertiary Admission Rank.”

Shae is hoping to do a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) at the University of South Australia.

“It is a double degree and I will hopefully have an option to study a language. I think all my experience with leadership, travelling and the PCYC will help me with this.

“I hope to travel and work with non-for-profit organisations.

“It’s been a pleasure being a student at Broken Hill High and they have helped me achieve my full potential.

“I am proud of my endeavours and getting the chance to represent Broken Hill High School and the Broken Hill community.”

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