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Regional recognition for Nanette’s efforts

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April 11, 2018

Nanette Hooper receives her award from NSW Member for Albury Greg Aplin at the Riverina Excellence Awards.

Nanette Hopper was in shock when she was named Finley TAFE Student of the Year for 2017, and has now added a regional award to her list of achievements.

Ms Hopper was presented with a Campus Outstanding Achievement Award at the Riverina Excellence Awards in Wagga on Friday, which she said was also a surprise.

‘‘I wasn’t expecting to receive any award on the night but when I saw my name in the presentation book on the table, it really sparked an inspiration in me to work more.

‘‘I’ve achieved so much in a year and all I want to do now is strive harder to be better.’’

Ms Hopper is a mature age student, and last year studied Certificate I in Access to Work and Training (introductory).

She said she has returned to Finley TAFE this year to continue the course.

‘‘My aim at TAFE this year is to complete my Certificate I, and in the second semester begin my Certificate II in Access to Work and Training.

‘‘It’s all a way of re-teaching myself. Before I started TAFE I didn’t even know how to make a PowerPoint presentation, so I am seeing what else TAFE has to offer.

‘‘I would like to thank the staff and teachers for all the wonderful work they do, because without them I would not have received this award.

‘‘I thank the students as well, because they give you the boost in confidence that you need which makes a huge difference.’’

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