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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Johvan is a top NT achiever

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

Charles Darwin University has presented Alice Springs student Johvan Miles with the Northern Territory Top Aboriginal Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Award for 2017.

The Warlpiri and Arrernte man said that, at first, he didn’t believe he had scored the highest ATAR for an Indigenous student in the NT, but he was proud to find he had.

Mr Miles now plans to follow his passion for athletics and work out what he wants to study at university. At the moment he said it’s a toss-up between engineering and architecture.

“I want to see how far I can get with my athletics,” he said.

“I know I want to go to university, but this year I’ll get a job and focus on my athletics while I decide what to do at uni.”

Mr Miles said he hopes to inspire younger students to do well, by showing what he has achieved.

In particular, he wants to be a role model for his younger brother, who is in Year 10.

“When you’re in Year 10 it doesn’t feel like the work you’re doing means anything, but you’ve got to keep at it,” he said.

“It goes so fast. It doesn’t seem like it when you’re doing it, but once you’ve graduated it seems like it’s gone so quickly.”

Charles Darwin University’s Dr Wendy Ludwig congratulates high achiever Johvan Miles.

The Koori Mail is a media partner of Show Me The Way.

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