Thanks to a Twin Towns Services Community Foundation-funded ‘Rising Stars’ Scholarship, Melanie Reeves studied for her Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Southern Cross University from 2013 to 2017. The young teacher took some time recently to contact the Twin Towns Services Community Foundation to give them an update on her career and pass on her thanks (again) for their support.
In 2017, Melanie graduated with honours and completed her first year of teaching on a temporary contract. On the very last day of school that year, she received a call to offer her a permanent teaching position.
“When they said it was a ‘targeted graduate position’, I knew at this moment all the hard work, all the long hours had finally paid off. I had the security of a permanent position in the occupation I had always dreamed of and it was close to home so my own children would not have to move schools,” said Melanie.
Fast forward to 2020 and Melanie is in her third year of being a permanent teacher of a kindergarten class at Centaur Primary School at Banora Point. In the letter penned to Twin Towns Director David Phillips, Melanie said she hoped to remind them of the incredibly big part Twin Towns played in her life and professional success.
“I wanted to remind the Board of the important part community scholarships play in the success of people like myself who would have been unable to achieve such high results without their encouragement and financial assistance.”
Members of the Twin Towns Services Community Foundation were thrilled to hear from Melanie and are so proud of her and what she has achieved.
Every year, Twin Towns Services Club and the Twin Towns Services Community Foundation each sponsor two students in the Southern Cross University Rising Stars scholarship program.