What’s happened in your life since you graduated from Moama Anglican Grammar? We want to hear about it! Share news of your career, family life, and personal accomplishments by sending an update to our Communications and Events Officer.
Stay part of the Moama Anglican Grammar extended community. We believe that networking relationships are important to the success of current students and alumni. Read below for news on what some of our alumni have been up to since they graduated.
BROOKE GLENNEN CLASS OF 2013
Brooke Glennen is the founder of “By Brooke Creative”, a bespoke giftware range where she adopts handmade techniques to create meaningful keepsakes for children and parents alike.
Using creative writing, storytelling, illustration, graphic design and styling Brooke has created a designer range focusing on childhood mindfulness and conscious parenting.
Her brand is inspired by her own nurtured childhood, fond memories of feeling comfortable and cosy. Brooke wants children to develop lasting connections with their parents and to engage in settling experiences like storytelling and mindfulness. Her collection allows young children to experience love and support that shapes a generation of healthy and happy minds.
Her business venture “By Brooke Creative” began evolving in 2016 during her final year of a Bachelor of Design specialising in Styling & Creative Direction at the Whitehouse Institute of Design. The development of her signature project “My Mindfulness Series” led Brooke to create My Mindful Child and Hanging Pods. She was then encouraged to introduce her designs onto the market. Brooke did just that and now has a number of new stockists based in Sydney and is making her way into Melbourne stores as well. Her designs can be found locally at at The Complete Garden and Kasoobi, whilst her full range and creative portfolio can be seen on her website.
Brooke is about to reach an exciting milestone taking up a commission to create an exclusive illustration piece for a luxury baby boutique in the USA . “I’m very excited to see what other global opportunities that might lead to,” Brooke said.
When asked about her journey to becoming a prominent designer Brooke said “opportunities like this one didn’t just fall in my lap, I was very devoted to my university studies and embraced new challenges. I never understood the saying “you only get out what you put in” until recently after realising how many new skills I have learnt and am putting to practice. It’s always scary to meet new people and put yourself out there but amazing things happen when you get out of your comfort zone”.
Brooke’s designs are a testament to her hard work and dedication. Throughout her studies Brooke received a number of accolades including;
- HSC Graphics Award 2013
- 1st Year Styling & Creative Direction Designer of the Year in 2014
- 2nd Year Styling & Creative Direction Student of the Year in 2015
- 3rd Year Styling & Creative Direction Designer of the Year in 2016
You may have seen Brooke’s work featured recently in House & Garden Magazine, The Sunday Age and Home Beautiful Creative Collection.
Website: www.bybrookecreative.com Instagram: @by.brooke Facebook: By Brooke Creative
HAYDON MARTIN CLASS OF 2013
Haydon recently visited our Year 12 Agriculture students discussing his experience as a recent Melbourne University graduate. Haydon encouraged and inspired the students to continue their Agricultural studies through to a tertiary level. He is currently travelling overseas.
TILLY KEENAN CLASS OF 2016
Tilly was featured in the June edition of Bella Magazine which foccused on local women up to the age of 25 and the amazing things they are doing. Take a read about what Tilly is up to. In February 2018 Tilly held her first ever solo exhibition at the Foundary Arts Space in Echuca. The three day exhibition titled “The Eyes Have It” was an opportunity for Tilly to exhibit her stunning works include her wining piece for the Foundary Arts Space Portrait Competition.
AMY GLEDHILL CLASS OF 2014
Amy also featured as one of our local women in the June edition of Bella Magazine. She discusses the challenges she overcame to be where she is today. Read about Amy’s journey here.
JEMIMA DRAPER CLASS OF 2010
Jemima has just set up a Podiatry practice in Kyabram after completing a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Podiatry Practice at La Trobe University in Bendigo.
As a Rochester local Jemima was baffled at the lack of podiatry services in Kyabram. Jemima wants to help serve a rural community like the one she came from. Interviewed in the Kyabram Free Press Jemima said “Health in rural areas is vitally important and I’m excited to do what I can to help out. A lot of people put up with foot pain because they aren’t sure where to go or the services aren’t available. I hope i can make life easier for people in town”.
Jemima’s practice caters for a range of lower leg and foot problems. Sports injuries, orthotics and children’s podiatry are some of the services she provides.
Jemima’s goal is to be accessible to the community with no referrals needed. Kyabram Podiatry can be found at 93 Albion St.
MONIQUE SMITH CLASS OF 2010
Monique Smith graduated from Year 12 in 2010 as part of our Foundation graduate class. Monique now works for Tindarra Resort and received the Echuca-Moama Tourism inaugural Emerging Young Leader Award for 2016.
JESS GLEDHILL CLASS OF 2013
Jess Gledhill graduated from Year 12 in 2013. Whilst on a tour around Europe Jess was offered an opportunity to write as a sport journalist for the Riverine Herald. Click here to read more about Jess’s journey into sports journalism.
REBECCA WRIGHT CLASS OF 2011
Rebecca Wright graduated from Year 12 in 2011. She received an academic and golfing scholarship to Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey where she is currently studying Engineering and playing Division One Golf. Rebecca has completed three years and is working over her summer break with an internship at an engineering company in New Jersey before completing her senior year. Rebecca and her team captured their second consecutive Northeast Conference women’s golf championship in April. With coach Rob Warren speaking highly of Rebecca “Junior Rebecca Wright (Melbourne, Australia/Moama Anglican Grammar) continued her strong weekend by shooting a 76.That score gave her a total of 230 strokes (76-78-76) for the weekend and moved her into a tie for second place. Bec (Rebecca) played three solid rounds of golf. She was our steadiest player all week and really played well enough to win, if she could have made a few more putts.” Warren added, “I think it was a golf course that was very suitable to her eye because she doesn’t hit it off line very much, you just need to be accurate off the tee and she’s been working hard on her short game. I couldn’t be happier for her success.”