Congratulations to Jack Ward and the AC News team for their recent very successful press conference to recognise the outstanding support of Ararat’s Anglicare by numerous community organisations. These organisations included The Ararat Lions Club, Anglican Ladies Fellow and Anglican Parish of Ararat. Thanks to very kind donations from these groups, Ararat Anglicare has been able to generously assist with funding students from our school to enable them to participate in the annual Maria Island “Walk for Higher Education”. On this trip our students are accompanied by representatives and students from Federation University. It is designed to challenge participants to see what they are really capable of achieving, and encourage them to increase their aspiration levels and seriously contemplate undertaking tertiary studies. As well as generously subsidizing our students’ involvement, thanks to the kind donations of these organisations, this opportunity will remain available to our students for a further four years and it will not increase in cost. A huge thank you to David Law from Ararat Anglicare and to the supporters of this extremely important and successful program.