Sally Higgins - Opportunity Awaits

I recently heard a quote by Benjamin Disraeli who said, "The key to success is to be ready when your opportunity arises." His words rang true to me, particularly as I reflected on how I had completed my senior schooling and looked to my future with big hopes and dreams.

I was awarded The Duchesne College Scholarship for 2017 which made the dream of living at Duchesne College a reality. I embarked on my new life as a Duchesne resident, believing that Duchesne College presents pivotal opportunities to help me reach my life goals.

Life in Brisbane has been an enormous contrast to my quiet county upbringing and loaded with positives.I grew up in a small rural town, Allora, where my family has lived for generations and I completed my senior schooling at Assumption College, Warwick. Assumption provided me with the opportunity to extend my leadership through my role as School Captain. I feel deeply indebted to the staff and my peers for the opportunities for educational, spiritual and emotional growth that were presented to me during that time. One stand-out experience was The QLD Premier's ANZAC Prize – the trip of a lifetime - where I was part of a small group of Queensland students that attended the Dawn Service at Gallipoli and toured the Western Front in April 2016.

This year, I feel privileged to have moved from one nurturing community to another. Duchesne has provided me with a home away from home and a sisterhood of support that I know will last a lifetime. I have been given the opportunity to study International Business and Human Resource Management through QUT and I am confident that, given my love of travel and people, I can make a positive difference in the world in years to come.

I am excited about the many opportunities that await and yes... I am ready!

Background

Background

Duchesne College Foundation was established in 2013 to achieve a range of objectives. Provide financial assistance through scholarships and bursaries to students, development and improve the…

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Events

Events

The alumnae organise many events each year, from business and networking through to Social Gatherings. If you would like to attend and event or see what’s coming up, click below. We’d love to see you there!…

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Service and Mission

Service and Mission

To live the Goals of Sacred Heart Education, Mission and Service are key elements of College life and all students are encouraged to participate in this area. Each year, the Service Convenor…

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