Mt Beauty dux takes a world view

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KATERINA Trnka is Mount Beauty Sec­ondary Col­lege dux for 2017.

This year’s col­lege cap­tain had been busy on Fri­day at­tend­ing her sis­ter’s grad­u­a­tion in Al­bury and picking up a horse in Myrtle­ford be­fore she switched on her mo­bile tele­phone at 2pm.

Her teacher de­liv­ered the good news – which came with her Aus­tralian ter­tiary ad­mis­sion rank (ATAR) score of 87.30.

Katerina had ear­lier been voted ‘the per­son most likely to be dux’ by her year 12 class.

She stud­ied global politics and vis­ual com­mu­ni­ca­tions and de­sign last year as VCE sub­jects, and this year his­tory revo­lu­tions, English lit­er­a­ture and stu­dio art.

“I am re­ally open and un­de­cided about my next step” she said.

“There is a cre­ative writ­ing course at RMIT which is based on a lot of dis­cus­sion with other writ­ers, which sounds very in­no­va­tive and in­ter­est­ing, but it is very com­pet­i­tive and dif­fi­cult to get into.

“I am also look­ing at a global scholar course at Deakin Uni­ver­sity.”

“It is all about in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, and part of the course in­volves study­ing at an over­seas uni­ver­sity”

Katerina de­cided early that a maths and sci­ence stream did not ap­peal to her and she opted in­stead for English and hu­man­i­ties sub­jects.

“I thought it would be in my bet­ter in­ter­ests to do sub­jects that re­ally in­ter­ested me,” she said.

Katerina will move to Mel­bourne in Jan­uary to live with her sis­ter, Anna, who has just qual­i­fied as a phys­io­ther­a­pist.

In the mean­time she plans to spend time with her horse, which has been suf­fer­ing from a bit of ne­glect dur­ing the weeks of study and ex­ams.

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