Fu­ture is yours to make

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - matthew.mcin­er­ney@apn.com.au

AS ISIS Dis­trict State High School’s Year 12 stu­dents pre­pare to fin­ish their sec­ondary school­ing, I thought I’d take the op­por­tu­nity to pass on some ad­vice.

I was never a good stu­dent.

I avoided home­work like the plague, shunned dead­lines and spent most of my as­sess­ments try­ing to in­vent words to hit word lim­its.

The marks I re­ceived in high school barely qual­i­fied me for any­thing, and it wasn’t un­til two years after I fin­ished high school that I de­cided to con­tinue my stud­ies.

With the amount of stress that comes with fi­nal exams, I want to take the chance to tell you, the stu­dents, that th­ese exams aren’t the end of the road.

So much em­pha­sis is put on Year 12 but if you have the mo­ti­va­tion and the com­mit­ment, you can ac­com­plish what you want, when you want to do it.

Con­grat­u­la­tions on fin­ish­ing Year 12, stay safe if you en­joy Schoolies, and all the best with your fu­ture en­deav­ours.

Matthew McIn­er­ney Re­porter

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