In Kalgoorlie, students from years 7 to 12 from Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School, Eastern Goldfields College and John Paul College participate in the Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program. Programs have been run in Kalgoorlie since 2003 and are currently supported by Anglo Gold Ashanti, Wesfarmers and the Education Department of WA.
No place like home for top student
Despite having been away for the past few years Cody Butler continues to go from strength to strength as a role model for the community.
Mr Butler left for Perth to study medicine more than four years ago but has returned as a fifth-year medical student with the current cohort at The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia.
It was only natural progression to become a doctor after he achieved dux of TEE at Eastern Goldfields College in 2007.
In the same year he was also awarded best Aboriginal male student in the Aboriginal Education Awards of achievement.
Proud of his Aboriginal heritage from the Wongutha people based in the Goldfields, Mr Butler has chosen Aboriginal health as a medical specialty.
Outstanding Results for Year 12 Aboriginal Graduates
Aboriginal students across Australia are continuing to excel with 95 per cent from the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation’s program graduating Year 12 last year and most going on to further studies or jobs.