CO­HORT LOOK­ING FOR­WARD TO THE FU­TURE

South Burnett Times - - SOUTH BURNETT SCHOOL NEWS -

FROM jacka­roos to crim­i­nol­o­gists, the fu­ture cer­tainly is ex­cit­ing for Year 12 stu­dents at Saint Mary’s Catholic Col­lege.

This is the col­lege’s largest group of Year 12s ever to grad­u­ate and the di­ver­sity of where they are head­ing is in­cred­i­ble.

Col­lege prin­ci­pal An­gela Myles said she was ex­tremely proud of the achieve­ments of all these Year 12 stu­dents and pleased to see such a wide va­ri­ety of path­ways open to them.

“It’s ex­cit­ing to see the breadth of pos­si­bil­i­ties ahead of these young peo­ple,” she said.

Fol­low­ing in the tra­di­tion of many past stu­dents, Ge­or­gia Reeve is join­ing the Aus­tralian De­fence Force.

“I am go­ing to join the Air Force to be­come an op­er­a­tional air in­tel­li­gence an­a­lyst. I’m both ex­cited and ner­vous for this. I want to see if it is as good as dad made it sound,” Ge­or­gia said.

Col­lege dux Joshua So­ley is head­ing off to study en­gi­neer­ing.

“I am par­tic­u­larly ex­cited to meet new peo­ple. I want to study en­gi­neer­ing so that I will be able to ap­ply math­e­mat­ics and sci­ence in a mean­ing­ful way,” he said.

San­dro Vil­lani got a taste for sound en­gi­neer­ing when help­ing with the an­nual Dis­ney Ju­nior mu­si­cal.

“It is my goal to be a sound en­gi­neer. I feel con­fi­dent about my choices and ex­cited,” San­dro said.

Jess Bar­ron has been com­plet­ing a Cer­tifi­cate in Agri­cul­ture as one of Saint Mary’s many school- based trainees.

“Next year I am go­ing to work on a dairy. I love work­ing with an­i­mals. I am so ex­cited to be in con­trol of my own des­tiny,” Jess said.

Kate- Lynn Atkin­son is spend­ing her Schoolies Week vol­un­teer­ing in Cam­bo­dia and loves to help oth­ers.

“I will be study­ing pri­mary teach­ing. I am very pas­sion­ate about en­cour­ag­ing young learn­ers and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in their lives. I am so ex­cited,” she said.

Not all stu­dents move away from home. Court­ney Bur­rows is look­ing for­ward to work­ing and study­ing through Tarong.

“Next year I am so ex­cited to be con­tin­u­ing study as a part- time univer­sity stu­dent, study­ing a Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness,” Court­ney said.

Dance has al­ways been a pas­sion for Kassi MacLaren.

She is hop­ing to open her own hip- hop dance stu­dio at the Sun­shine Coast next year.

“I want to help to teach peo­ple to dance. I’m so ex­cited to do this as I’ve been danc­ing for 11 years and I’ve wanted to do this since I started danc­ing,” Kassi said.

Saint Mary’s really does pre­pare stu­dents for what­ever ex­cit­ing chal­lenges life has in store.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

TAL­ENTED BUNCH: Saint Mary‘ s Year 12 stu­dents are pur­su­ing a range of di­verse ca­reers af­ter school.

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