The Society and Culture Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Awards.

Students who received a High Distinction in their Personal Interest Project or are part of the Top 10 achievers for Society and Culture, are invited to celebrate their success at The Annual Society and Culture Awards night to be held on February 17th 2017, at The State Library of NSW. These award recipients will receive an invitation shortly.

We acknowledge that results like this require dedication, persistence and determination. The students, their parents, teachers and school mentors should be very proud. Congratulations!!!

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Results in the Society and Culture HSC Examination 2016

Rank Student School
1st Helaine Liew

The Professor Sol Encel Award

Willoughby Girls’ High Schoo
2nd Seda Hamoud Liverpool Girls’ High School
Equal 3rd Madeleine Bosler Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly Selective Campus
Equal 3rd Ellen Ly Westfield Sports High School
5th Clarissa Zurlo St Scholastica’s College
6th Tara Maureen Arrow Murfield High School
7th Tutti Valerie Copping Turramurra High School
Equal 8th Craig MacKenzie Rose Bay Secondary College
Equal 8th Elena Pavlou-Watt Merewether High School
Equal 8th Hannah May Spinks Castle Hill High School

High Distinction Personal Interest Projects for HSC 2016

Name School PIP Title
Sophie Totonjian

The Dr Peg White Award

Central Coast Grammar The impact of western education on Indigenous Australians development of self- efficacy
Gloria Nasr Castle Hill High School investigation into the changing nature of protesting through the rise of virtual activism
Lauren Tillman Willoughby Girls’ High School Political A-Gender
Louise Press Gymea Technology High School Stand; speak; type; act
Adelaide Bragias Merewether High School In gov. we trust
Fatima Olumee Moorebank High School One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
Seda Hamoud Liverpool Girls’ High School Survival in the digital eco system
Jiyeong Park Willoughby Girls’ High School Feminism in Australia and Korea
Jessica Wilson Wadalba Community School The rage for raunch
Prudence Wilkins-Wheat Menai High School The F word
Lauren Lai Willoughby Girls’ High School It’s just not black and white
Nicolette Seroukas Willoughby Girls’ High School You have the right to remain polarised


Distinction Personal Interest Projects for HSC 2016

Name School PIP Title
Helaine Liew Willoughby Girls’ High School Voluntourism
Han Joo Ahn Willoughby Girls’ High School Digital democracy
Ruxi Geng Albury High School Behind the proverbial glasses
Josephine Duncan- Nagy Willoughby Girls’ High School Drawing the line
Daniel Watts Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly Selective Campus Hook, Line and Sinker
Saranda Sokolaj Macarthur Girls’ High School A Home away from home
Chiara Lam Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus The changing game
Coen Ayres Dulwich High School Weapons of mass distortion
Fariha Ahmad Glenwood High School Secularisation on trial
Kristina O’Brien Hunter Valley Grammar The great commission or the great omission
Cassandra Malouf Gosford High School Educating the educators
Vijeta Venkatesh Prasad Nagle College, Blacktown Power placement, hero or side kick
Madeleine Bosler Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly Selective Campus Pleasure censure
Lisa Ngo North Sydney Girls’ High School Saigoing, going, gone