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Grace Lia Shwe

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Bravery - Perseverance - Humility 

Grace Lia has worked exceptionally hard to complete her year 12 VCAL in English which is not her first language, after arriving in Australia from Mae La Refugee Camp on the Thailand/Burma border a few years ago. Grace Lia has experienced many challenges in adjusting to a new country and culture, including completing her education in English, balancing expectations and responsibilities that come with being the eldest in the family, navigating new cultural identities, making new friends and learning the everyday basics to navigate public transport among other things. Her perseverance, determination, hard work and positive attitude have enabled her to overcome these challenges.