NAIDOC WEEK 7-14 JULY 2019
Layneisha Sgro

Layneisha Sgro

2016
Scholar of the Year

Layneisha Sgro is a proud Nyiyaparli, Bardi and Jabbir Jabbir woman from Broome.

Layneisha was the first in her family to graduate high school, travelling over two thousand kilometres and boarding to further her education.

She recently graduated from the prestigious Presbyterian Ladies College in Perth with an ATAR score of over ninety-two, the highest score ever for an Indigenous student in Western Australia.

Layneisha is now at the University of Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Commerce, and is planning to continue study in Law.

Passionate about helping people overcome issues like drugs, alcohol, lack of education, violence and incarceration, Layneisha has served on numerous committees and panels, such as the 2013 National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy and the 2015 United Nations Youth Australia Aotearoa Leadership Tour.

Layneisha advocates for young Indigenous Australians’ education and encourages others to believe in their own capability.