Testimonial from student Brayden Walker:
In 2017, I was very fortunate to receive a scholarship of $2000 to support me in my final year of my secondary education at Emerson school. It is hard to describe how I felt when I received this award. I have never received anything like this in my life.
I enrolled at Emerson School in 29th January, 2013 because I had learning needs that needed individual attention. I did not have much confidence in myself. The Emerson School staff have always encouraged me to have a positive attitude. The Mulgrave Club Scholarship opened so many opportunities for me. My final year at school in 2018 was the best year in my life so far.
My graduate year started with me being elected Senior School Captain. Having received a Certificate Two in Parks and Gardens, I went on to complete a Certificate Two in Catering and Operations. I was able to obtain casual employment at The Dandenong RSL Bistro as part of my catering studies. In this job, I worked as a waiter with duties that included customer service, taking menu orders, kitchen hand work, cleaning and table setting in the restaurant.
… I worked hard on my interpersonal skills, personal presentation and work efficiency. The Mulgrave Country Scholarship helped me to grow in my Hospitality Studies and enabled me to plan for the future with greater personal confidence. In 2019, I am participating in an Employment Development Program with an organisation called Burke and Beyond. I have increased my employment time at The Dandenong RSL with an aim to obtaining full time employment along with further training. I would like to thank you for enabling me to do the things that I did in my graduate year at Emerson School. I will be forever grateful.
Brayden Walker, March 12, 2019
Visit Emerson School’s website