Prized bonus for Breanna

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Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Narrogin graduate Breanna Dorrington with Minister Sue Ellery.
Camera IconNarrogin graduate Breanna Dorrington with Minister Sue Ellery.

Narrogin student Breanna Dorrington has been recognised as one of the winners of the 2019 Rob Riley Memorial Prize — one of the top school education awards in WA.

The prize is named in honour of the late Aboriginal human rights advocate, and recognises the top-performing Year 12 Aboriginal students in public schools.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced last Tuesday Ms Dorrington, a WA College of Agriculture Narrogin graduate, had been named the Vocational Education and Training prize winner.

Perth Modern School graduate Maya Stasiuk was the Australian tertiary admission rank prize winner.

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The students received $5000 each for further education and training.

Ms Dorrington achieved an outstanding four qualifications in agriculture, engineering, and racing (stablehand) during her time at college.

The 18-year-old is now working in the agriculture industry as a veterinary technician.

“I was actually really surprised — , I didn’t know the award even existed,” she said.

Ms Dorrington, from Kojonup, said she hoped to put her $5000 towards training and online courses.

She is working in the agriculture industry at Genstock as a vet technician and is involved in sheep artificial insemination, embryo transfers and health and wool testing.

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