Olivia wows at Worlds Public Speaking event (WIDPSC). Olivia Stavrakis (L) with Eujiny Cho and Billie Ronis (R)

Top Achievers in Course - English Advanced - 6th
Achieved ATAR over 99
All-rounders List
School Captain
Australian Representative Blazer for Public Speaking (2nd time)

This is Olivia’s second Australian representative Blazer award for Public Speaking. From a field of 108 International competitors at the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Durban, South Africa, Olivia improved her World Ranking from 11th in 2022 to 4th place overall in 2023.

What is your fondest memory of your time at PLC Sydney?

While there are the big things - the House Choirs and the Open Days- it's a culmination of lots of little moments that bring me the fondest memories. If I had to answer, it would have to be laughing with my teammates after giving it our all on the court, or in the debate rooms, sharing in our shared experiences, and our sisterhood.

How important was it for you to balance your academic focus with other activities? eg co-curricular activities

Infinitely important- balance is everything, and I actually don't think I could have gotten through my work without my co-curriculars, which brought be so so much joy.


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