YOUNG WOMEN IN CONTROL OF THEIR FUTURE

State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley hosted recipients of the Denese Bartlett Award from Narre Warren South P-12 College for a get together last Wednesday.

Three award recipients and supporting staff members from Narre Warren South P-12 College visited Ms Graley in the august dining room over a delightful cup of tea at Parliament House.

The impressive young women spoke about their career choices and pathways they have embarked on since graduating from one of the largest local schools.

Staff members Astrid Dux, Monique Guerin, Elizabeth Swan and Adele Walker reunited with Shabeena Izzedeen (2007), Emma Liebe (2009) and Rebecca Fischer (2013) and enjoyed a candid discussion on different topics.

Ms Izzedeen is currently working as a recruiting specialist at HAYS recruitment in Melbourne CBD, Ms Liebe is a Medic with the Royal Australian Navy and Ms Fischer is currently studying to become a psychologist at RMIT and hopes to join The Australian Army.

Each year, The Denese Bartlett Award is presented as a scholarship to a female year 11 student from Narre Warren South P-12 College. The Scholarship is in honour of Denese Bartlett, a local mother who whilst fighting cancer led the campaign for the establishment of Narre Warren South P-12 College.

A brief video presenting what the young women had to say about their schooling and where their journey has taken them so far is available on Judith Graley’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/judith.couacaudgraley/

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley

“It is a pleasure to see these young women working ever so hard and establishing their careers in diverse professions.”

“The Narre Warren South P-12 College has given them a head start in their career by providing the skills they needed to set on a path to success.”

Quotes attributable to Shabeena Izzedeen, recipient of Denese Bartlett Award in 2007

“It is a pleasure for me to be part of this get-together and share fond memories of Narre Warren South P-12 College.

I would like to thank Judith Graley for her hospitality at the Parliament House. It is heartening to see a politician take a keen interest in our local youth and make time to catch up with them.”