Bright future for city youth

Monday, January 21, 2019

Joshua Boyd

A NUMBER of former Griffith residents graduated from the University of Canberra recently.

Joshua Boyd, 25, said he was glad to obtain his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture.

“It was a really good experience,” Joshuasaid.

Mr Boyd, agraduatefrom Wade High School, is already employed in project management for a construction company in Canberra.

His parents travelled from Griffith to attend the ceremony and later joined him to celebrate his achievement with family and friends at dinner.

Tiana St Baker has big plans to make a difference in the world with a focus on defence and counter-terrorism, now that she’s graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Canberra.

Tiana St Baker

Since leaving Griffith High School, Ms St Baker has settled into Canberra, living on the University campus and thoroughly enjoying the student life.

“I can see there’ll be more training and study in my future, but I’ve got some travel planned before then. My best friend and I are heading over to Europe for a break later this year, I’m really looking forward to that,” she said.

Ms St Baker was cheered on by her parents during thegraduationceremony at Parliament House.

“I’d really like to work in defence and focus on counter-terrorism, I can see that being a fantastic job; challenging, but rewarding as well,” Ms St Baker said.

Griffith’s Lara Murray will celebrategraduatingfrom the University of Canberra with a three-month holiday in Europe.

Lara Murray

The 23-year-old said it now feels real after receiving her Bachelor of Public Health degree at Parliament House.

“I was really nervous but it’s a great feeling tograduate,” she said.

She said she chose to study public health as she hoped having a broad understanding of health issues would open up opportunities for a job in the health policy or program area.

Her mother and father travelled from Griffith to Canberra to see hergraduate.Nearly 2400 students collected their degrees.

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