We would like to congratulate Lauren Dillon on being chosen as the recipient of the 2021 Deakin Young Influencer Award. This award is open to all Year 11 students and Lauren was selected as Clonard College’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 Lauren’s efforts and achievements with a $5000 scholarship to support their first year of study at Deakin in 2023.

Lauren’s passion for sustainability is inspiring.  Her commitment to getting involved, finding solutions and educating her peers and community is to be commended.  From setting up recycling programs at school, introducing a climate justice group, and preparing to advocate on behalf of climate refugees Lauren is clearly making a difference. 

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