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Terry Bracks AM career of giving and chances

Terry Bracks AM career of giving and chances

Thu, 17th August 2017
It has been 13 years since Terry Bracks AM founded Western Chances in 2004. As a former teacher, and wife of the Premier of Victoria at the time, Terry wanted to use her position of influence to make a difference in her own community. Her enthusiasm and passion for working with young people grew from a series of circumstances and opportunities.
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College Captain & scholarship recipient takes leadership in her stride

College Captain & scholarship recipient takes leadership in her stride

Thu, 17th August 2017
Makayla Cradock is a Western Chances scholarship recipient who has grasped opportunities for personal growth with both hands. Taking on new challenges has become a habit for this inspirational young leader.
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Scholarship recipient encourages young aspiring lawyers: “Just go for it”

Scholarship recipient encourages young aspiring lawyers: “Just go for it”

Thu, 17th August 2017
If you attended our Scholarship Award Ceremony two years ago, you may recognise Melissa Le Fevre as our inspiring recipient speaker. During her speech, Melissa shared details of the barriers she has overcome to finish her education and pursue a career in law.
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Refugee and Scholarship recipient finds hope and gratitude connecting with others

Refugee and Scholarship recipient finds hope and gratitude connecting with others

Thu, 17th August 2017
Joseph Alkarra was born and raised in Damascus, the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic, and came to Australia as a refugee.
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Nominator Spotlight: Ann Goller Williamstown High School

Nominator Spotlight: Ann Goller Williamstown High School

Fri, 28th July 2017
Ann Goller is a passionate Western Chances nominator who has gone above and beyond to support her students to overcome financial barriers and set them on the path to achieving their dreams. Ann was recognised by Western Chances for her dedication as the winner of the 2017 Helen Worladge Award.
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Western Chances Scholarship recipient on Q&A panel

Western Chances Scholarship recipient on Q&A panel

Fri, 21st July 2017
Western Chances Scholarship recipient Aretha Stewart-Brown recently appeared as a panellist on ABC TV’s discussion show Q&A, as part of their High School special, on Monday 24 July.
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Western Chances Alumni Brainstorm Session

Western Chances Alumni Brainstorm Session

Thu, 29th June 2017
On Wednesday June 21, we invited a cross-section of our Western Chances alumni and recipients to have their say about the kinds of activities and events in which they would like to be involved.
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Communication: the key to a bright future for scholarship recipient

Communication: the key to a bright future for scholarship recipient

Thu, 29th June 2017
An Avondale Heights local, Lucinda Francese’s childhood love of reading was an early indication of a promising future in communications and journalism.
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