The Education Excellence Award recognised Ms Crowhurst for her academic achievement.
She also completed the three-year Ganbina Youth Leadership Program in 2020.
Ms Crowhurst is studying at La Trobe University's Shepparton campus with aspirations to become a paediatric nurse.
“The leadership program has been an experience of a lifetime,” she said.
“The opportunities, memories and lifelong friends the program provided will stay with me forever. I’m proud of what I’ve been able to achieve in completing Year 12 and look forward to the next chapter of my life.”
The awards were created in 2015 to celebrate the educational journey of the recipient and encourages them through further training and higher education. Since 2015 each recipient has gone on to enroll in a university course.
Ganbina general manager Larissa Falla said it was important to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth with their education, training and employment goals.
“We are fortunate to have a working partnership with La Trobe University, a like-minded organisation that sees the impact education can have in one’s life.
“The Academic Achievement Award is a practical way of saying well done to the recipient, and encourage them to keep up the good work.
“Shaelyn is a very worthy winner and a positive role model for others in community.”
This article first appeared in Shepparton News, 14th February 2021.