Monday's News will feature a Change of Preference 2012 guide to higher education, which profiles several local VCE graduates. Here, Mooroopna's Lindel Speedy speaks to The News about her VCE experience.December 7, 2012 2:07pm
Lindel Speedy is among the many Goulburn Valley VCE graduates relishing the respite from exams while waiting for their results.
A one-year student exchange in Japan during Year 10 held the Mooroopna teenager in good stead to fast-track VCE Japanese in Year 11.
She studied physics, chemistry, English literature, maths methods and history revolution during Year 12 this year.
Lindel, 18, is quietly confident of achieving a high ATAR score and said her first preference was to study science and chemical engineering at Monash University.
“Last year’s ATAR score was 92,” Lindel said.
“If my ATAR isn’t high enough, my back-up plan is to do a science degree and move into chemical engineering.”
Despite completing an extra VCE subject, Lindel said effective time management helped her balance study and a healthy social life.
“I stayed on top of my studies during the week and left any social stuff for the weekends.
”I went to lots of 18th birthdays and got my licence. It’s been a great year.”
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More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca United and Moama will play for the 3Jacks trophy at Echuca South Oval today.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Heathcote's Union Hotel is continuing its record of fundraising for the Royal Children's Hospital.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
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