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.
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.”
Nicki McLennan is showing her sister Taylah the ultimate Christmas generosity - a stem cell transplant to help Taylah's ongoing cancer battle.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
The murder trial of Echuca woman Tracey Kerr has been adjourned until next year.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Reigning Murray Valley Cricket Association premier Strathmerton was far too good for Finley on Saturday, registering a 115-run victory.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
A Korean company has a proposal with the NSW Government to built a $90 million ethanol plant in Deniliquin.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
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