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.
After spending two games in the WAFL Michael Barlow has been recalled to play for Fremantle against St Kilda this weekend.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
The Moama-Echuca Border Raiders took a big stride into the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League for 2016 with a solid, four-grade performance at Eaglehawk’s Truscott Reserve on Sunday.
THE town’s schools celebrated Education Week last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
HEATHCOTE Pre-school staff members were overwhelmed by the response to their annual Garden Express Spring Bulb fundraiser.
Youth services in Cobram have received a helping hand thanks to a new appointment made possible through a community store.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
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