The new Rising Star Awards are a way for the College to recognise some younger former students who are already having an amazing impact in their fields.
The five awardees for Rising Stars were:
Jake Lappin – Class of 2011 – Sport - Jake has represented his country at four world championships, two Paralympic Games and one Commonwealth Games, competing in the T54 classification of wheelchair racing. He made his Paralympic debut in 2012 in London and took home bronze as a member of the 4 x 100 metres relay team as well as World Championship performances in 2013 and 2015.
Jeremy Burge – Class of 2002 – Entrepreneur – Jeremy founded Emojipedia in 2013, the world’s leading emoji resource and created World Emoji Day in 2014. He is described as the leading authority on emoji use and oversees proposals for new emojis that are implemented on billions of phones worldwide.
Emma-Louise Wilson – Class of 1999 – Film and Television – Emma-Louise is best known for her role as the dim-witted Katie in the ABC Award winning comedy series Utopia. Her star has shone with her natural aptitude for comedy and she is also an accredited stuntwoman.
Eugene Duff - Class of 1994 - Medicine - Eugene’s studies in Mathematics and Neuroscience led him to Oxford University’s Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain where he is currently investigating infant sensory and cognitive systems, specifically the impact and treatment of painful clinical procedures on sick and premature babies.
Chloe Molloy – Class of 2016 – Sport - Following a stand-out season with the Calder Cannons in 2017, when she was named joint winner of the best and fairest award and leading goal kicker for the competition, she was drafted by Collingwood at pick three in the 2018 AFLW draft. Chloe won AFLW and AFLPA Best First Year Player, was named in the All-Australian team and won Collingwood's best and fairest award in a tremendous debut season.