It’s great to see so many of our 2014 Gold Awardees continue to appear in the headlines long after the Gold Award Gala. Their efforts, perseverance and determination have been shared and celebrated with many, as they graced the pages of their local papers. Take a look at these fantastic achievements:
Northcote Leader- Samantha Mabilia, Zarah Garbrah, Josephine Montalto-‘Students bring back gold haul for school’
These three girls were amongst 10 students from Santa Maria College to receive their Gold Awards. They also celebrated the effort of Margaret Cullinan, the College’s Duke of Ed Award Leader and an Excellence and Innovation Award finalist.
Samantha spent her Sundays serving meals at Little Sisters of the Poor aged care facility. “It was very rewarding and I’ve formed a strong relationship with the people there.”
You can read more about their experiences here: 'Students bring back gold haul for school'
Hume Leader-Sarah Julian-‘Volunteer strikes gold’
Sarah started her volunteering in Year 10 at a local op-shop. Two years later she received her Duke of Edinburgh gold Award.
The young student from Roxburgh Park also had a great opportunity to visit Japan and go on a science camp.
“I feel like everyone should be investing in the community and I just like getting involved.” Her Duke of Ed experience has inspired Sarah to continue volunteering in the future.
Check out her story here: 'Volunteer strikes gold'
Here are the rest of the stories and mentions that were published across the state:
- Bendigo Weekly, Namit Kohli, 'Great award for Ex-Girton Student'
- Progress Leader, Matthew Yii, Andre Soriano and 14 other gold awardees, 'Top Marks'
- Moreland Leader, Chelsea Aminde, 'Hard work gets top gong'
- Wyndham Leader, Chloe Dewar and Aiden Schier, 'Students manage to strike gold'
- Whittlesea Leader, Adriana Favrin, 'Teacher's golden life lesson'
- Moorabool News, Nicole Jackson, Emma Perconte and Kyle Burton, 'Gold Award is confidence booster'
- The Standard, Samuel Rauert and Indiana Sharrock, ‘First the effort, then the award’