VET in School Student of the Year

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Winner: Scarlett Gray - Certificate IV in Fitness

School: Darwin High School
Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University

While studying year 11 in 2015, Scarlett Gray completed her Certificate III and IV in Fitness. She soon started work as a receptionist at a gym, and within a month was running fitness sessions twice a week. Now in year 12 at Darwin High School, 17-year-old Scarlett has her own personal training business with both group training and one-on-one clients. When she finishes school, Scarlett plans to study nutrition and dietetics.

In 2016, Scarlett represented Snap Fitness for the ‘My PT Rules’ competition between Snap Fitness and Hot100, volunteering her time for eight weeks to train four people twice a week. Her team won the first challenge and the overall competition as the team that lost the most weight.

In 2015, Scarlett was one of 15 school students who went to Malaysia for a month for ‘World Challenge’, where they had to budget, find accommodation and organise transport with no adult help.

Runner up: Savanne Canobie - Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

School and registered training provider: Nhulunbuy High School

Savanne Canobie is in year 12 at Nhulunbuy High School and is currently completing her Certificate II in Engineering Pathways - the only female in her course. She won the CDU ASPIRE scholarship for 2014-17. Her goal is to become an electrician.

Savanne completed her Certificate II in Resource and Infrastructure in 2014. At her school’s VET presentation ceremonies in 2014 and 2015, Savanne was recognised for her outstanding consistency, effort and commitment to her VETiS courses. She also won the Academic Achievement Award for both years.

Outside her studies, Savanne is an active member of her local surf lifesaving club, representing Nhulunbuy for surf lifesaving in Broome at the 2015 NT titles. She’s a consistent member of the school SRC and last year was invited to join the Chief Minister’s Round Table of Young Territorians. She also represented Nhulunbuy in touch football at the 2015 and 2016 NT titles in Darwin.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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