Broome Campus support inspires students

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 20-2-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Broome Campus

Publication Place



Two Broome Senior High School (BSHS) students have been rewarded for their hard work during the 2007 school year.

Alarna Maher and Nichelle Allen will both have their names engraved on The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus, Follow the Dream Most Promising Student Shield.

The award is aimed at encouraging a particularly hard working Indigenous student, during their final year of secondary school. The Broome Campus has supported the program since 2005.

Both Alarna, and Nichelle received direct entry into University, but Nichelle is hoping to work in Broome for a while before making any decisions. Alarna, who has previously won the award, believes the Follow the Dream program helped her achieve her goal of gaining entry into a law course.

“I joined the program in 2005 and I would come to as many afternoons as possible. There is a huge support network and it helps develop your own study habits. It helped me realise what I was strong at and what needed more attention,” she said.

“I’d definitely recommend it to aspiring students.”

BSHS, Follow the Dream coordinator, Tim Gray, said the shield had been used by the Follow the Dream award winners as a focal point in some of their applications for various jobs, university courses and student extension courses.

“They view the shield as a positive recognition of their academic efforts,” he said.

“Hopefully in the future Alarna and Nichelle’s achievements will be the norm not the exception.”

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Mike Doyle 08 9192 0668