Maddison Grey, a student from Seymour has been nominated for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award, part of the Victorian Young Achievers Award - for showing immense passion and care for people in her community.
Overcoming personal and financial barriers, Maddison successfully completed her diploma of nursing in 2017 and will soon start a full-time position as an endorsed enrolled nurse at Bendigo Health.
She has also been accepted into La Trobe University to complete her Bachelor of Nursing, which she will start in 2019 after completing her graduate year at Bendigo Health.
Maddison said a stand-out experience for her was the time she spent at Bendigo Health while studying her Diploma of Nursing.
‘‘I thoroughly enjoyed my placement there and knew I could see myself starting a career there,’’ she said.
However, Maddison said she and her partner had just bought a house in Seymour and they won’t be skipping town any time soon.
‘‘I’m just going to commute to Bendigo—I’m not moving,’’ she said.
Finalists will be presented and winners announced at an awards gala presentation dinner at the Event Centre in Flemington on May 18.
All nominees for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards who are able to attend the dinner will be presented on stage with a framed certificate in recognition of their achievements.
Category winners will each receive $1000 into an account in their name from Bank of Melbourne, a $1000 Bartercard account and a trophy.
One of the 10 category winners will be chosen as the Victorian Young Achiever of the Year and will receive a $2000 flight voucher from Jetstar and a trophy.
Nominations are now closed, with the Awards Gala Presentation on 18 May 2018.
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