Politicians and business leaders had breakfast with high school students undertaking the Beacon Foundation program to help them achieve their full potential.ZACH HUBBER March 19, 2014 4:10am
Shining lights: Among the Beacon students are (from left) Finella O’Connor (St Joseph’s), Maggie McDonald (Moama Anglican Grammar School) and Emma Favaloro (Echuca College). Photos: HOLLY CURTIS
Beacon welcomed 16 new leaders during a breakfast at Radcliffe’s on Friday.
Three year 10 students from Moama Anglican Grammar School, six from St Joseph’s College and seven from Echuca College attended the event.
Victorian Water Minister Peter Walsh was there and three of last year’s leaders made speeches.
Beacon aims to instil in students an independent will to achieve for themselves and their community by motivating them to stay in school or increase their educational engagement.
Echuca-Moama Beacon Foundation co-ordinator Cheryl Sweeney said there was a good response from the community.
‘‘The idea is to empower all the year 10s to be part of the Beacon program to ensure all our young people have a positive pathway to education, training or employment,’’ she said.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
Jerilderie's born and bred Madeleine Harris has been recognised for her banking and finance career
Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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