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Young ambassadors’ big business brekkie

LEONGATHA Secondary College’s Beacon Ambassadors pulled out all the stops to host a networking breakfast with local business owners on Friday.
The four Year 10 students took the opportunity to speak with local entrepreneurs over toast and cereal at the campus as their first major project for the year.
“To become Beacon Ambassadors we attended an interview and spoke with coordinators about what the role entails. They then selected the students they thought would be best for the job,” Beacon Ambassador Evie Dekker said.
“This is probably our biggest event of the year. We went around town and invited business owners to join us for breakfast and talk about their experiences.”
Ambassador Hannah Box said, “It has been a very successful morning. We had more businesses come than we expected and it has been a good opportunity to speak with them.”
Jenny Goss and Kate Lafferty are coordinating the program which is now in its fifth year at Leongatha.
“We have four ambassadors this year who are doing Leongatha Secondary College very proud,” Ms Lafferty said.
Evie Decker, Hannah Box, Mark Beattie and Ruby Martin were chosen to represent the school and will also be responsible for organising the Polish Program and mock job interviews later in the school year.
“It was pretty nerve wracking going up to business people and striking up a conversation but it is more comfortable now,” Ruby said.
Mark agreed the program has helped him attain new social and networking skills.
“I have had the opportunity to speak to business people who are in the line of work I would like to go into. It has been great getting firsthand information from them,” he said.

Network morning: from left, Evie Dekker, South Gippsland Shire Council customer service officer Sue Fleming and Hannah Box enjoyed a morning of socialising at the Beacon Breakfast on Friday.

Network morning: from left, Evie Dekker, South Gippsland Shire Council customer service officer Sue Fleming and Hannah Box enjoyed a morning of socialising at the Beacon Breakfast on Friday.

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