This week Year 9 students had the opportunity to learn from Roma Britnell, the 2009 Rural Woman of the Year, who spoke about setting and reaching her goals. Roma is a local girl, who attended Hawkesdale College, became a nurse and went on to own three farms and become a leader in the dairy industry. She won the Victorian Rural Woman of the year and then travelled to Canberra, where she met Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Roma encouraged students to surround themselves with positive people and not to give up on a dream just because others say you won’t achieve it. She suggested you set your goals in concrete, but the pathway to get there in sand – you may not arrive at your goal by the most direct and obvious route, but with hard work and persistence you can achieve great things.
We are very grateful to and appreciative of Roma for taking time out of her busy schedule to speak to our students. If you have any other suggestions of ex-students who would like to return to the school, please leave a comment in the section below.