Published on July 3, 2023
Since bidding farewell to Hunter Valley Grammar School in 2019, Krishna Nagarajan has been busily carving out his path with an unwavering determination to make a positive impact. From HVGS to studying agriculture at Armidale University to immersing himself in the melody of French horn and hockey, Krishna has been sowing the seeds of a bright future in multiple arenas.
Krishna’s post-HVGS journey has been a vibrant tapestry of experiences. Between his academic pursuits, he has ventured into the heart of rural properties during his summer breaks, gaining invaluable insights into the world of agriculture through his engagement in experiences like the grain harvest in Walgett. Furthermore, Krishna’s musical endeavours have seen him grace the stages of Armidale and Tamworth, where he is endearing himself to audiences as a member of the Armidale Symphony Orchestra.
When reflecting on his time at HVGS, Krishna is quick to credit his influential figures. Mr Bryson (Head of Agriculture), whose impact on Krishna’s life and career choice cannot be understated. “The moments shared with Mr Bryson on the agricultural plot and the HVGS farm kindled my passion for agriculture, a passion I carry to this day,” says Krishna. He also attributes his fun-loving and positive attitude to the guidance and mentorship he received from Mr Bryson while at school.
While attending HVGS, Krishna’s dream job remained somewhat elusive, yet the seeds of his agricultural calling began to sprout during his final years. With a desire to follow in the footsteps of sustainable farmers, Krishna harboured a vision of contributing to regenerative agriculture investment. His unwavering determination to create a better world and his exposure to sustainability concepts propelled him on this path. Krishna possesses an innate desire to effect positive change, whether it is by helping individuals, empowering communities, or through his work.
“I like to think HVGS’ service focus rubbed off on me and I’ve taken a desire with me to make the most of a great education.”
Recently, Krishna had the privilege of returning to HVGS as part of our first-ever Symphony Orchestra Concert featuring Alumni. “It’s a great privilege to return to your school to do something you loved doing while you were there. I hope Sophie [sic current student] enjoyed having some people to play with, as she’s usually the only French Horn player!”
Krishna’s journey since his graduation from HVGS in 2019 has been nothing short of inspiring. His dedication to sustainable agriculture, passion for making a positive impact, and commitment to self-growth have propelled him forward. With each endeavour he undertakes, Krishna reminds us all of the transformative power of a holistic education and the remarkable potential that lies within each and every HVGS graduate.