Adversity No Obstacle For Mirboo North Student
Wednesday 22 April 2015
The scholarship is awarded annually to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to stay at school.
Mr Merlino praised Dana for her diligence and hard-work in the face of significant hardship. Three years ago – when she was in Year 10 – Dana’s father passed away, with her brother dying in a car accident four months later.
Dana went on to become school captain and the dux of Mirboo North Secondary College in 2014, and will study a Bachelor of Arts/Science at Monash University in 2016.
In addition to her studies, Dana was heavily involved in volunteering in her local community.
The Andrews Labor Government is helping students overcome disadvantage, because every child deserves every chance.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino
“Despite the adversity she faced, Dana’s hard work has led to success. She is a role model for others to follow.”
“The RM Ansett Scholarship – and the Andrews Labor Government – is about supporting students who are facing hardship to stay in school and achieve their best.”
“We are making Victoria the education state. We’ll invest in education, rebuild our schools and help our kids get the best start in life.”