Nellie Johnson has graduated from Finley’s Riverina Institute of TAFE Campus with top honours. The local student, who is a graduate of Certificate III in Children’s Services, was awarded the Finley Campus Outstanding Student of the Year Award.
She was described as a diligent, committed student with an excellent work ethic and inquisitive mind.
Mrs Johnson said she was pleased with the honour, and praised the opportunities she was offered at the TAFE.
‘‘I feel completely confident with what I have learned at Riverina institute,’’ Mrs Johnson said.
‘‘I encourage people of any age to consider studying a course at TAFE because it has been a great learning experience.
‘‘I have always wanted to work with children and believe it’s never too late for anything.
‘‘If you have a dream - follow it.’’
Mrs Johnson was one of 11 students honoured with academic excellence awards at the recent graduation.
A total of 70 students also graduated at the ceremony.
Other notable award recipients were:
TAFE manager business, communities and partnerships Leanne Small said all students, and their families and friends, should be proud of their achievements this year.
As the 2012 Outstanding Student of the Year, Mrs Johnson will be invited to represent the Finley Campus at the Riverina Institute Awards for Excellence which will be held in Wagga Wagga on March 22.
Artist Nici Cumpston will hold a free Artist Talk at Shepparton Art Museum tonight, speaking about her body of work based around the Shepparton region.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Police allege a man attempted to rob a Cobram supermarket today.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday.
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