Rochester students are looking forward to the future with many receiving first round university offers.ELAINE COONEY January 30, 2013 4:12am
Rochester Secondary College students Jacqui Atley, Tori Collins and Monica Murray are looking forward to starting university in Melbourne.
With university offers coming out last week, Rochester Secondary College reported 95 per cent of the students who applied were offered a place.
Principal Bernie Altmann said many chose La Trobe University in Bendigo as it was more affordable to commute daily rather than moving to Melbourne and paying rent.
‘‘Fifty per cent got their first round offer,’’ he said.
He said students were encouraged to aim high.
Some of the many courses chosen by Rochester Secondary College students were engineering, information technology and osteopathy.
Mr Altmann said this year would see the re-introduction of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning at the college as students were keen to take up the subject.
Rochester Secondary College students and best mates Jacqui Atley, Tori Collins and Monica Murray were excited to continue their education and friendship in Melbourne.
Ms Collins will study nursing at Deakin University.
‘‘I like to feel I’m being helpful,’’ she said.
Ms Murray said she always thought about studying medicine but changed it to physiotherapy.
Despite an early offer to study physiotherapy in Albury, she took up her first choice at La Trobe in Frankston.
She said it was important to have a life as well as career and believed physiotherapy would allow her to juggle family and career more easily.
Ms Atley plans to study primary school teaching in Melbourne, following in the footsteps of her parents.
She said she would enjoy the freedom of a teaching career which would allow her to move to different places.
Ms Atley said sport was a big part of her life and looked forward to continuing to play netball while teaching.
After finishing university, she plans to travel to England and work there for a year.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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