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Bright Future Ahead for Sheldon College Dux

Wed, November 22, 2017

Dux of the College is the highest accolade that can be bestowed on a student. Elizabeth Fisher has been named the Sheldon College 2017 Dux. The Dux must achieve the highest overall result across subjects studied in the final year of study at Sheldon College. The recipient of the prestigious award of Dux is a student who is OP-Eligible and consistent with Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authorities tertiary ranking system. The best five scaled scores from proposed exit results at verification are used to determine College Dux.

Since her enrolment at Sheldon College in 2008, Elizabeth Fisher has been an outstanding student who has excelled academically. Elizabeth’s range of academic achievements are exceptional. At the College’s annual Celebration of Excellence, she received Academic Excellence Awards in 2014 and 2016, Gold Academic Merit Award from 2012 to 2016 and a Subject Excellence Award for Mathematics in 2013 and 2014, Science and Humanities in 2014 and 2015 and Music in 2013. In 2016 Elizabeth was also awarded Subject Excellence for Mathematics B, Mathematics C, Chemistry and Physics. In addition, Elizabeth achieved a High Distinction in the University of New South Wales ICAS competition for English from 2013 to 2015, Science in 2013 and Writing in 2015 and 2016. In 2014, Elizabeth gained a Gold Award at the Sheldon College Science Fair.

With a perfect A standard in all subjects in Year 12 and a Very High Achievement in English, Mathematics B, Mathematics C, Chemistry, Physics and Information Processing and Technology. Elizabeth was also awarded Subject Excellence for Mathematics C and Chemistry in 2017.

Since 2015, Elizabeth has participated in the Australian Space Settlement Design Competition. In 2017, her team was a finalist and submitted the winning proposal. In 2016 Elizabeth was a member of University of Queensland Young Scholar’s Program.

Elizabeth is a mature, dedicated and articulate person who is also respected by her peers and Sheldon College staff alike. Elizabeth is a member of Sheldon Scholars which is an extension program for outstanding academically talented students.

Elizabeth’s commitment to excellence in her studies at Sheldon College is evident in her outstanding academic achievements and on being named as the 2017 Dux. Elizabeth said, “It was an amazing feeling because it was a recognition of all the hard work I've done across so many years. I am currently looking at going into Medicine because the human body is something that is so complex. There are so many different kinds of diseases and illnesses that people suffer.”

Talents Beyond the Academic Sphere

Elizabeth’s involvement in College activities extends beyond the academic arena, as she also made a valuable contribution to the cultural life of the College. She participated in the College Musical in 2014 and 2017 as well as the Arts Academy Band in 2017.

Elizabeth also contributes to the wider community, participating in the Smith Family Reading Buddies Program, Knitting for Brisbane’s Needy and Operation Christmas Child in 2016 as well as One Million Stars to End Violence in 2017.

As a Mathematics Prefect in 2017 Elizabeth has assisted in the running of the Inter-house Mathematics Competition. Younger Sheldon College students have also benefited from Elizabeth’s talents as she introduced a Study Buddy Program to help students improve their learning outcomes.

An excellent student in all respects, Elizabeth is a positive role model in terms of individual scholarship and work habits, behaviour and dress and appearance. The Sheldon College community is delighted to congratulate Elizabeth Fisher as the 2017 Dux and no doubt she will go on to achieve anything she sets her mind to.


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