Alyssa Brownell – Noosa Christian College 2021 Dux


Noosa Christian College Secondary Dux for 2021 was awarded to Alyssa Brownell. Alyssa received a Dux certificate and the award came with a cash prize. Alyssa also achieved 100% on all internal QCAA moderated assignments in Physics and Chemistry in Year 12.

Alyssa’s 2021 awards were:

Secondary College Dux Award, Year 12 Cultural Award, 2021 Certificate of Excellence for outstanding performance in Senior Chemistry by the Royal Chemical Institute, 2021 Certificate of Excellence for Physics for outstanding performance in Physics by the Australian Institute of Physics, 2021 Australian Defence Force Future Innovators Award for innovation and learning in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This award also came with a $550 prize. Alyssa achieved Top Subject Awards for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Visual Art and a Commendation for English Literature.

Alyssa was also the recipient in 2021 of the William and Hilde Chenhall Research Trust Scholarship Students which is awarded each year to a student with exceptional talent and interest in Science.

Alyssa has commenced at Queensland University of Technology studying a Bachelor of Physics (Honours Program) and is deciding whether to major in Geophysics, Nanophysics of Astrophysics. Due to privacy we don’t want to reveal her ATAR score, but we can say, it was very impressive! A huge congratulations to Alyssa for her achievements and for being a great student leader at Noosa Christian College. We are very proud of you!

Hot on Alyssa’s heels were a number of other students with very high ATAR scores out of a Year 12 cohort of only 12 students in total. Big congratulations to those students as well.