Perth Modern Head Girl Fatima Merchant has had a stellar few months, winning the Commissioner for Children and Young People Award at the WA Youth Awards for advocating for and developing a digital student wellbeing program to support the mental health needs of a diverse student body.
Fatima also won the Youth category in the Blackmores Mercie Whellan Women+Wellbeing Awards 2021 for her championing of wellbeing support for her peers.
On top of these awards, she has been named part of the four-student team representing Western Australia in the Nationals School Debating Championships in Tasmania in May.
Outside school, Fatima keeps very busy. She has been a member of UN Youth Australia, and has attended youth forums on the Trans-Pacific, gender equality, ASEAN and corporate social responsibility.