Despite an unprecedented global pandemic – with two school closures and months of lockdown in Victoria – every single one of our thirteen Mildura Year 12 Stars have successfully completed the year!
Not only that, but three of them have already been offered scholarships and early offers for university!
- Milla Morgan (2020 School Captain, Mildura Senior College), Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne
- Alyia Whitton, Criminal Justice and Human Services, Queensland University of Technology
- Karsha Herold-Foster, Law, Monash University
Learning remotely, without the in-person support of their teachers and classmates, was super challenging for our senior Victorian students but, with the ongoing support of their Stars Mentors – they did it!
One of the toughest things about the two rounds of remote learning was maintaining motivation and emotional wellbeing.
Regular in-person visits from their Mentors (including celebration of milestones like birthdays), along with a range of virtual Stars wellbeing and fitness sessions, played an important role in keeping our young women motivated and on track with their studies.
The remaining Mildura graduates will be pursuing wonderful post-school pathways, including several who plan to study Early Childhood Education at TAFE or University.
Another hopes to become a Firefighter and is pursuing opportunities in that field. Several others will continue in their part-time retail roles over the holidays – including with our local partner, Kmart Mildura – until they decide what direction they will take in 2021.
We are beyond proud of these determined young women, who have triumphed over so many obstacles and challenges in 2020 to come out on top!