Afghan refugee graduates as dux of school

Adelaide student Ali Wahidi achieves academic success, wins Andrew Knox scholarship

By Simon Royal

ABC News – 13 December 2016

Ali Wahidi smiles

Ali Wahidi arrived in Australia from Afghanistan without a word of English, but at 17 he has graduated from his Adelaide secondary school as dux by winning the academic prizes in each of his subjects.

“I’m pretty happy with how I’ve gone this year,” the Playford College student said modestly, conceding sibling rivalry played a role in his success.

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