Shontae came to us when she was in year 10, a strong-willed, persistent, realistic young lady, she proved to us that she was destined for greatness. However, her journey wasn’t all destiny and rainbows, in year 11 Shontae experienced bullying that shook her confidence. But this didn’t make her wobble.
She moved schools and re-invented herself, and though people doubted her, she persisted on her journey through ATAR until her world was shaken again, she lost her aunt and her dad within months of each other. Her whole world shifted.
Did this de-rail her? Never.
Through all the pain she graduated high school with an ATAR score that placed her in a bridging course. Through blood, sweat and tears that little fighter proved herself and got into Medicine at Curtain University. Not only that but she was hired as an Indigenous Mentor at Curtain where she supports more young people who were just like her.
She never gave up. Not once, and now? She continues to prosper and we can’t wait to watch her continue in her new educational journey.
Want to hear an update on Shontae’s story? Here’s an interview with 6pr’s Tod Johnston.