Learning for Life Coordinator, Sally
Every year The Smith Family puts on a graduation night in each state and territory across Australia. Sponsored students graduating Year 12 or their tertiary studies are invited, along with their families. With nibbles, an award ceremony and speeches, the night is a celebration of this milestone and an opportunity for younger siblings to be inspired.
“It’s a big celebration. I think we have to acknowledge that for a lot of our families,” says Sally. “We do hand out certificates as well. It’s important for them to know we’re especially proud of them.”
24-year-old Katherine accepted the invitation to be the MC at one of the recent Smith Family Graduation Ceremonies. For a student who says she is more comfortable being in the background, it was a chance to shine. And Sally said Katherine did an excellent job.