Field of Dreams for Luke

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Field of Dreams for Luke


HSC students from St John's College Woodlawn have been offered a host of early entry places at various universities across the country in disciplines as diverse as government and international relations, biomedical science, agribusiness and nursing.

One proud recipient of an early entry offer from the University of New England, Luke Field, says he loved studying at St John's and is looking forward to the equally rural setting of the university in Armidale.

"St John's College was an absolutely fantastic school. I loved everything about it - the rural area where it's positioned was fantastic and being in a country location it adds to the feel. And seeing as it's got such a long history, it was an honour to be accepted," he said.

"The teachers and the courses and the resources that are offered there are probably one of the best in the state, if not the whole country, because we have a lot of opportunities.

"The most challenging aspect was probably the stairs."

Luke will go on to study a Bachelor of Media and Communications.

"I'd love to eventually work on either a movie set as a camera operator or as an assistant director. I managed to do photography and digital media as an elective in year 11 and 12. I love taking photos as a hobby and editing them in Photoshop," Luke added.

Particularly notable achievements in Luke's circle of friends included the nomination of James Palmer's HSC work to be performed at the Opera House.

"He didn't get offered but got nominated," said Luke.

As far as advice for students going through their HSC next year Luke said:

"To the younger students in the class of 2016 I'd say don't get too stressed out about it, it is only a mark at the end of the day, study hard, work with your timetables and don't over-do it, there's nothing worse than getting burnt out just before the HSC."

Congratulations to the following Year 12 students who have successfully been given a place at Griffith University via the Griffith Connect Guaranteed Admission scheme:

Charlotte Bell - Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Alexander Byrne - Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Gemma Campbell - Bachelor of Health Science

Lauren Franey - Bachelor of Languages & Linguistics

Karla Gilmore - Bachelor of International Tourism & Hotel Management/Bachelor of Business

Holly Hayes - Bachelor of Nursing

Ciara Kelly - Bachelor of Psychology with Honours

Courtney McGeary - Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Teagan McWhirter - Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Jason Racz - Bachelor of Psychological Science

Alexa Schipp - Bachelor of Nursing

Ayla Woolley - Bachelor of Arts

Gemma Campbell - Griffith Connect Academic Excellence Bursary

The following students have been offered undergraduate courses at the University of New England through the Direct Early Entry program:

Kelsey Buss - Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Luke Field - Bachelor of Media and Communications

Kadan Ford - Bachelor of Rural Science

Thomas Kean - Bachelor of Psychological Science

Ciara Kelly - Bachelor of Psychology with Honours

Thomas Lee - Bachelor of Agribusiness

Courtney McGearey - Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Paris Mordecai - Bachelor of Media and Communications

Brianna Murphy - Bachelor of Business

Alexa Schipp - Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Ayla Woolley - Bachelor of Education (Primary)

These students have successfully been given a place at Charles Sturt University via the Schools Recommendation Scheme:

Jason Racz - Bachelor of Psychology Port Macquarie

Alexa Schipp - Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) Bathurst

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