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.”
Budding Kyabram actor Taylor Smith Morvell is one of 20 Victorian students chosen to perform his Year 12 theatre studies monologue in Melbourne next week.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
This year's Southern 80 ski race has reaped an estimated $36.2 million for the district economy.
Rochester and Elmore District Health Service has increased its radiology services from two to four days a week.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Leitchville-Gunbower at home was too strong for Heathcote’s senior footballers in their first Good Friday clash.
Huge crowds turned out for Cobram Barooga's River Beaches Festival, which featured a special splash for 2000 rubber ducks.
South West Arts ArtOut will be held again in 2015 after last weekend's inaugural success.
Some of Australia’s greatest horses and just a few racetrack characters have appeared at the Benalla Racing Club’s grounds in its 150-year history.
Benalla's Kevin Harper will be honoured in the motorcade lap of honour at Melbourne Cricket Ground tomorrow for his service during the Korean War.
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