07 December 2022

2022 Deakin Young Influencer Award

Article by Alex Simpson | Year 11 Coordinator

2022 Deakin Young Influencer Award

We would like to congratulate Erika Slevin on being chosen as the recipient of the 2022 Deakin Young Influencer Award. This award is open to all Year 11 students and Erika was selected as Saint Ignatius College Geelong’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 Erika’s efforts and achievements with a $5000 scholarship to support their first year of study at Deakin in 2024.

Erika has been awarded the Deakin Young Influencer Award in recognition of her commitment to volunteer work at the Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary and Vinnies Op Shop, where she has shared knowledge with peers and engaged with her local community. As the Social Justice Captain, Erika has organised events and activities while demonstrating leadership, teamwork and collaboration. Through these efforts, she has raised money and awareness for a variety of international, national and global challenges. Sustainability, inclusion and excellence are all values Deakin seeks to uphold and we commend Erika for her commitment to them.

Congratulations Erika, we wish you all the best and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.

Alex Simpson | Year 11 Coordinator