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Jordan Ka Truong was awarded a 2017 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement on Wednesday 13 September in the William Wilkins Gallery, NSW Department of Education at Bridge Street, Sydney.  The award recognises outstanding Year 12 students who have excelled in their secondary years across academic excellence, sporting, cultural, community and leadership.

Jordan is a gifted and insightful mathematician who has been recognised for his outstanding abilities through multiple prizes and prestigious awards.   He has won multiple awards in the Australian Mathematics Competition and in 2015 he obtained a high distinction in the Intermediate Australian Mathematical Olympiad and was invited to go on the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee senior contest.  Jordan is also a keen participant in the Australian Science Olympiads.

Elected as a senior prefect, Jordan has established the STEM program, mentoring and helping students.  Leadership of the group has enhanced Jordan’s organisational and negotiating skills and further developed his leadership ability.  Jordan is committed to his volunteer work and outside school he is a keen participant in Taekwondo and has achieved Bo Dan.

Jordan is a worthy recipient of this award and is pictured below with his parents and the Minister.

It has to be noted that the Awards Ceremony is the last to be held in the beautiful Department of Education’s William Wilkins Gallery.  The building was constructed over many years and construction started in 1912.


"Every individual has the right to realise himself: that is to fully develop the power and capacities, physical, mental, moral and spiritual; with which nature endowed him."

 − JA Williams, 1912 (first Principal of Sydney Technical High School)