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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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