East Arnhem Regional Council congratulates Philadelphia Hughes on winning the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award at this years Northern Territory Training Awards. East Arnhem is a proud sponsor of this award, recognising the outstanding role the awards play in acknowledging the great leaders, learners, teachers and employers in our community.
Philadelphia completed a Certificate IV in Frontline Management through Charles Darwin University and working with Independent Grocers.
Progressing from being a young woman who didn’t finish high school, to one who was awarded Most Outstanding Student in her class, Philadelphia's thirst for further education grew and she is now undertaking a university degree through the NT Public Sector Indigenous Cadetship Support Program. Her certificate studies as giving her the building blocks to build a new future.
Philadelphia has incorporated the communication skills, learned as part of Certificate IV, into her university studies and her personal life, aiming to be a role model for Indigenous students starting on a journey of further education. Her personal motto 'Never stay comfortable, keep striving and stay hungry for knowledge'.