The Class of 2021 have proven themselves as driven, flexible, and courageous in their pursuit of reaching their goals.

So, what now? We spoke with some of students about what their future plans are.

School Captain, Matilda (Tilly), was awarded the University of Melbourne Principal’s Scholarship prior to exams. The Scholarship is recognition of Tilly’s academic performance and contribution to the School.  Tilly plans to study either Biomedicine or Commerce at the University of Melbourne, and will live on campus at St Hilda’s college, following the footsteps of her dad and sister who also stayed at St Hilda’s. “Both of these courses seem like great options for me as I enjoy both science and maths, completing two science subjects and two maths subjects for VCE.”

2021 Sports Captain, Tash, is very excited to have signed her National Letter of Intent to join the Knights Rowing Team at the University of Central Florida in the USA. Tash will be studying Health Sciences to continue her passion for health and wellbeing. “It has always been my dream to attend college in the USA, even in my early days with gymnastics. Sport has played a major role in my life and as I transitioned to diving and rowing, I found many more opportunities opened up.

Stefani (Stef), has a passion for interior design, which started by watching renovation shows and flicking through styling magazines. With some help from the Learning Support team at Korowa, Stef enrolled in the interior decoration VET course at Holmesglen and found her calling. She has her sights set on a Diploma of Interior Design at Swinburne or RMIT next year, somewhere where she can showcase her creative flair. “I loved making new friends with shared passions in my VET classes, and exploring industry practices. I encourage everyone to make use of the Learning Support team, they are there to help and support you!”

With an interest in science and a passion for encouraging other young girls to get involved in STEM, Caitlin, was delighted to receive an early offer to ANU with a flexi double. However, is keeping her options open and considering Melbourne University as well. Caitlin plans to study a double degree of Engineering and Biotechnology. “I want to make a difference in the biochemical industry. Whether it be a small gesture of helping design a product, or even be a larger gesture such as encouraging more young girls like myself, to grow interest in biochemistry and engineering! Therefore, hopefully after I finish my studies, I will be able to mentor other young girls who are interested in STEM and help them grow their interests just like how I did.”

Way back in Year 7, Zoe, knew she was destined for a culinary future. Having completed VET Hospitality this year, Zoe hopes to be heading to William Angliss to study Commercial Cookery and Patisserie. “I was attracted to [this course] as baking has been my passion for a long time now and this course will enable me to pursue a career in the future in line with my passion. I chose William Angliss as my school of choice as it is one of the few institutions that offer the course I am interested in as well as possessing great facilities.”

Heading to a warmer climate, Jessica, has a long-held passion for health and sport and will be venturing to Bond University following an early offer to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, and then Master of Occupational Therapy. “I think that there is a lot to be learnt from moving away from family and friends and look forward to seeing what I can achieve beyond Korowa. Also, through the support and guidance of the staff at Korowa and Bond, I was able to organise myself and apply early to Bond. Receiving an early offer to Bond gave me a lot of peace of mind throughout year 12 and this is something that I strongly recommend everyone to do. This also gave me a clearer goal of what exactly its was that I was working towards in year 12.”

We are so proud of our students for their hard work and contribution of Korowa throughout their Schooling, it is wonderful to see that they are following their passions. Congratulations to the Class of 2021.

Click here to read about the Class of 2021 VCE Results.