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.
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