Ampol has named Adam Varghese from St Peters Lutheran College Springfield as the national winner of the 2023 Best All Rounder competition.
In its 38th year, the Ampol Best All Rounder award saw over 2,000 high schools nationally participate in 2023 and recognises the achievements of Australia’s emerging leaders.
Matt Halliday, Managing Director and CEO of Ampol, said everyone at Ampol wishes to congratulate the state and national winners for their well-deserved accolade.
“Whether it’s endeavours in arts and culture, on the sporting field, in the classroom or within their own communities, we are delighted to celebrate our 2023 Ampol Best All Rounder Award recipients, in particular our national winner, Adam Varghese.”
Varghese has a long list of achievements notwithstanding the two jobs he balances, the strong academic results he has achieved and the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance he has completed.
A member of Ipswich’s Youth Advisory Council, Varghese volunteered in Nepal for eight weeks last year and continues to assist the homeless as part of the Goodna Street Life, and participated in his school’s Indigenous Immersion program.
Aspiring for a career in medicine, Varghese also recently raised $11,000 for the Leukemia Foundation in honour of his father who has been diagnosed with the disease. He was duly awarded the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award earlier this year.
As part of his recognition, Varghese has won a laptop, a $5000 cash grant and a $1000 AmpolCash gift card, in addition to a $5000 grant for St Peters Lutheran College Springfield.
Natalie Houston, Principal of St Peters Lutheran College Springfield, said Varghese has been an exceptional 2023 College captain who has shown great leadership, service and humility both within the classroom and within the community.
“Adam is most deserving of the 2023 Ampol Best All Rounder Award, not simply because of what he has achieved but because of the compassionate, authentic and inspirational human being he is. Our St Peters College motto is: ‘Plus Ultra’ which means ‘Ever Higher’. Adam encapsulates our motto every day. The College congratulates Adam on receiving this most prestigious award.”
The 2023 Ampol Best All Rounder Award state winners are:
- New South Wales: Edward Dodds, Tumut High School
- South Australia: Abigail Henderson-Mak, Urrbrae Agricultural High School, Netherby
- Tasmania: Aiyana Read, Elizabeth College, Hobart
- Victoria: Estelle Roberts, John Monash Science School, Clayton
- Western Australia: Malcolm van Burgel, North Albany Senior High School