GRACE Van der Drift hopes to fulfil a childhood ambition.
She will head to Melbourne this year to study prosthetics and orthotics after receiving a first-round offer. She was watching a movie as a child when she saw someone working in the profession.
“It seemed like a really fun job and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” she said. “I’m very excited to start studying.”
Grace was not completely sure what she wanted to do upon completion of the four-year course at La Trobe University but said she hoped to work in a hospital setting. The offer caps off a phenomenal year 12 — she was dux of her school with an ATAR of 95.8 and a study score of 48 in English.