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The Country Education Foundation is excited to announce its inaugural Origin Foundation Alumni Award winners. Each recipient was proudly nominated by local foundation members that supported these alumni during their studies and continue to believe in them. Proudly supported by long standing principal partner Origin Foundation, CEF is proud to acknowledge the determination, talent, passion and amazing achievements of our Alumni.

Origin Foundation CEF Alumnus of the Year
Ceridwen Boel

Origin Foundation CEF Community Alumni Champion
Crystal Stewart
Torrens Valley 
(now a member of Kangaroo Island)

Origin Foundation CEF Young Achiever
Jessica Verwey

Origin Foundation CEF Rising Star
Jacob Dennis

CEF all-rounder and Board member Katie Walker said “after over 20 years of involvement with Country Education Foundation of Australia, it’s rewarding to see our alumni recognised for the work they are doing. This bodes well for the future of CEF.”

Wendy Cohen, CEF CEO, said she is proud to acknowledge the impact of local CEF foundations on the lives of these successful young people, and on the lives of the many more CEF alumni out there. “Ceridwen, Jessica, Jacob and Crystal are a testament to their hard work and to the communities who supported and still believe in them. We are very excited to acknowledge their achievements and look forward to sharing their stories with you”.

Congratulations to our winners and to all those nominated.

Keep an eye out for their profiles as we share them in the coming weeks.



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