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.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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