Bright Future for this Star!

Nhulunbuy Year 12 Stars graduate, Jessie Dargaville, has a very bright future ahead of her.

This year she achieved the top mark in the Northern Territory for English Essentials, with an astounding A+ (14.5 out of 15.0)!

When she heard the news, apart from remarking that she’s “glad it’s over!”, she did comment that her mark showed that “it was definitely worth all of the hard work I’ve put into my study” and that she feels “humbled” by the outcome.

As well as this amazing result, Jessie also received the Diligence Award at the recent Stars Presentation Night.

This is an award made each year by Aunty Andrea Collins from the National Indigenous Australians Agency to a student who has displayed exceptional commitment to her studies.

“This award goes to the young woman who consistently shows commitment, attentiveness, diligence to her studies and is always respectful. This incredible young one is an absolute gem. She is big of heart, generous with her time and her effort and her curiosity. She is so spirited, and she carries immense respect for her peers, her teachers, and her Elders. She has ambition, she has dreams for her future that she will no doubt achieve, and she has self-discipline in abundance.”

Jessie says that she is grateful for the support provided by her Mentors during her high school years and that Stars is probably “half the reason I’m graduating”.

“You have pushed me to better myself and to make not only my family, but to make you guys proud, and I hope I have. I hope the younger Stars girls realise how amazing you two [Stars Mentors] are,” she said.

“We never tell you mob enough, but you have definitely played a big part in not only my high school years, but also the rest of the girls. The love you two show us is incredible, and if I’m ever half the role models of you two, I would be beyond happy!”

“You mob and Stars never once turned me away but welcomed me with big arms and warm hearts, and I will carry that with me for a lifetime

Jessie has been accepted into the Bilata Legal Pathways Program for Indigenous students at Charles Darwin University and aims to use this fantastic opportunity to explore career options in the legal profession.

We know that whatever pathway she chooses, Jessie will achieve wonderful things in life!