Woodlawn students receive early entry scholarships
THE nervous wait for HSC results was eased slightly for two St John's College Woodlawn students, Jye Beardow and Jordan Gamble, who received early entry scholarships to their respective universities.
Earlier this year, former college captain Jye Beardow became one of 25 people around Australia to be awarded more than $108,000 to study at the Australian National University in Canberra.
With his relocation to Canberra now just over a month away, he said he was very excited about the oppor- tunities and possibilities that awaited him.
"While I will miss my family and friends in Lismore, I am looking forward to meeting new people and making more friends during this next chapter of my life," Jye said.
His dream is to practise law after completing university, particularly commercial law with a strong focus on small businesses and start-ups.
"I think one day I would like to do something in politics but at the moment I am really too young to make that judgement," Jye said.
Former college vice- captain Jordan Gamble has received an $84,000 scholarship to pursue his Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of International Relations at Bond University on the Gold Coast.
"I'm honestly really excited to finally be studying what I've been dreaming of doing since I was 14," he said.
"I feel like university is the natural next step for me and I'm not nervous at all."
Since leaving the college, Jye and Jordan have travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia with five other former Woodlawn students, which included a tour of Yodifee House (Cambodia), where the college social justice fundraising program delivers an ongoing commitment to providing housing and educational opportunities for young people in need.
"Since completing school, I definitely feel so much more independent and I realised this when travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia." Jordan said.
"During this trip I found this new independence and ability to determine my own life is a profound experience and makes me only more excited to continue my next adventure."