JAYDAH Hood, a proud Gunnaikurnai girl from Sale, graduated from Araluen Primary School last year, earning the Citizenship and Science awards, as well as the Junior Rotary Award for 2023.
She secured a spot at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School for Years 7 and 8, with a subsequent pathway to a partnership school until graduating Year 12.
This unique educational opportunity is located within the Richmond Football Club rooms.
Jaydah was one of only four girls chosen from Victoria for this program, out of a total of 22 students selected from the Northern Territory and Victoria, representing remote and regional communities.
Previously, she managed a paper run for the Gippsland Times, delivering 118 papers from Inglis Street to Patten Street, ending at Foodworks. However, she had to give it up to attend school in the city.
For the most up-to-date information on the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School, you can visit their website at mits.vic.edu.au or on their Facebook page.