Ellie’s winning essay

Congratulations to the 2023 IGS Global Scholar’s Award winning essayist Ellie Sifis of the Class of 2024.

Since 2014, the annual IGS Global Scholar’s Award has been awarded to a high school student for an outstanding essay that addresses issues of global complexity and significance.

At Speech Night in the State Theatre on 4 December 2023, Ellie Sifis was announced as the winner of the 2023 IGS Global Scholar’s Award.

Ellie’s discursive style essay The Anxiously Revolutionising Rise of Artificial Intelligence was written in response the topic set by IGS Principal Shauna Colnan: Explore the Rise of Artificial Intelligence.

Reflecting on her essay, Ellie said “The writing of this essay came easily to me as I highly enjoyed researching this topic. Artificial Intelligence has proved a grey area for many, especially with the major breakthrough of generative AI technology such as ChatGPT. In my essay, I wished to highlight both the excitement and hesitation surrounding the rise of AI technology. AI technology is a revolutionary and powerful tool which can help many people and be used for good, only in the hands of the right person.”

Read Ellie’s essay here: 

Congratulations Ellie on your very enlightening essay!