Rochester Secondary College student Beth Andrews took out the public speaking component of the zone final in Numurkah on Sunday.ELAINE COONEY March 26, 2014 4:20am
Rochester Secondary College student Beth Andrews won the public speaking component in the Lions zone final in Numurkah.
Being aware of Aboriginal issues helped Rochester Secondary College student Beth Andrews (pictured) in the Lions Youth of the Year zone final in Numurkah on Sunday.
Ms Andrews won the public speaking component of the competition for her presentation on bilingual education, where she spoke of the plight of Aboriginal children in mainstream schools.
Growing up in Darwin as the daughter of an epidemiologist specialising in indigenous health gave Ms Andrews insight into the issues.
She went to a boarding school with Aboriginal students and witnessed how indigenous students shone when they were given a chance.
When one of the impromptu questions asked about including information in the constitution recognising Aboriginal people as the first inhabitants of Australia, Ms Andrews had the life experience to answer in detail.
She said although it was just a piece of paper it was important to acknowledge this fact.
Ms Andrews was happy with the unexpected win and plans to enter the competition again next year.
She said while she knew she was capable of public speaking it boosted her confidence when others recognised her talents.
For the Atanga family, the best part about living in Australia is not the sunshine or the laidback lifestyle — it's the feeling of safety.
The Tungamah Football Netball Club has completed a fairytale season to clinch the Picola and District Football Netball League South East Premiership with an emphatic 106 point win over the Katamatite Tigers at Tungamah.
Billed as ‘Fabulous Flowers and Fine Food’, Tatura’s Anglican Church Parish had a successful fundraiser on Thursday, September 4.
Former Nothern United bowler Brodie Unwin will play for Kyabram Fire Brigade 2014-15 Goulburn Murray Cricket season.
Campaspe River Reserve Committee has installed more signs along the walking track, complementing the 10 historical signs already in place.
Don’t write Ky off yet, says coach ahead of preliminary final
More than $800 000 to expand the popular Seymour-based program.
Semi-retired Finley truck driver Ron Brown has been indcuted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame.
New solar panels are helping light up Redesdale hall.
Governor of Victoria tours the Cobram region, praising community spirit, volunteers and resilient businesses.
First-year Mathoura recruit Nick Tucker took out the Timbercutters' best and fairest award on Saturday night.
Now the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is enshrined in law, many opponents of the controversial plan to return irrigation water to the environment appear to have lost interest.
More than 30 local farmers are objecting to the plan, arguing the lead shot could contaminate waterways and the large number of shooters and noise will disturb clean, green farming in the area.
- Acclaimed pastry chef returns to Benalla
- Benalla resident on journey to help others with mental illness
- Benalla Rural City Council CEO re-appointed for another four years
- 550 jobs saved at Thales munitions factories, but losses still likely
- Benalla quinella caps off superb night at GVFL best and fairest
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.