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Bright lights beckon Breanna By Eric Chen, year 9 Bossley Park High

By Shayla Dang Cabramatta High School MARIE Claire and Girlfriend magazines. Which young female journalist wouldn’t want the opportunity to work at these famous Australian, trend-setting magazines? Charles Sturt University communications student Cindy Tran visited her former school, Cabramatta High, to Inspirational: Former student Cindy Tran talked to students about breaking into journalism. give an inspirational talk to ambitious students considering a career in journalism. Cabramatta could be in the spot‘‘Cindy has given me the courage ‘‘Journalism has always been light. to publish my articles on BlogSpot something I wanted to do and the ‘‘Seeing Cindy in person and for people to read and comment.’’ teachers here at Cabramatta High talking to her about her achievePhu said. School have encouraged me to ments has given me the motivation ‘‘She has taught me to take critipursue it,’’ Miss Tran said. to chase my own dreams,’’ Sheila cism from others as positive ‘‘Now I am where I wanted to be said. feedback and to use it to my and I would like to offer the same Year 11 student Phu Thap is advantage.’’ support to these students.’’ determined to become a journalist Cabramatta High School Year 8 student Sheila Lam said and would like to work for Vogue students will follow Miss Tran’s blog she never thought someone from magazine. at ‘‘Football Pixie’’ BlogSpot.

Students learn to save our resources

BY Sheila Lam Cabramatta High School ‘‘HEAL the world and make it a better place’’, sang the late Michael Jackson. He understood the need to protect our environment so our children and their children can live happily in it. Cabramatta High School has tried its best to carry on this message. The school’s environmental club

BOSSLEY Park High School student Breanna Dunn is a big name of the future and a star in waiting. The year 10 student was recently selected to attend singing and dancing workshops in the United States. Auditions were held by Glee Australia at the Australian Institute of Performing Arts, North Sydney. The audition panel was impressed with Breanna’s voice and she was offered the chance to attend a singing and songwriting workshop in Los Angeles. Breanna will write and sing her own

has been ensuring all classroom lights are off when not in use, science students have been planting trees and the school is recycling paper and cardboard regularly. However, the school wants to do more and earlier this month a group of students attended the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity event in Sydney. Event organisers selected Cabramatta High School and 20 other schools from NSW to help raise

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songs during the three-week workshop and will perform at Disneyland and on Hollywood Boulevard. But don’t think this opportunity is just down to luck, with Breanna practicing her music seven days a week. Country music is her forte and her inspirations are Kerry Underwood and John Mayer. Breanna hopes she will get noticed during her stint in LA and dreams of a professional singing and songwriting career. ‘‘I feel lucky to have been chosen to be a part of an amazing experience and this is the next step towards a professional career,’’ Breanna said.

awareness of the loss of natural resources and the effect on people. The event offered education, activities and presentations in a fun and interactive way. “I never realised how much my actions and recreational activities can affect the environment,’’ year 8 student Shayla Dang said. ‘‘This event has really made me feel guilty. I will try my best to become more environmentally friendly.”

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Event organiser Christine Woodland thanked students who attended for their commitment and hard work. ‘‘You have helped us in promoting awareness of the effects of human activities on the environment,’’ she said. Cabramatta High School students will bring the information back to school to share with their peers and will continue to come up with ways to make the school more environmentally friendly.

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Students are making headlines