Life skills the result of Lions competition
ROSIE Ellis aimed sky-high.
And it has paid off for the Bishop Druitt College Year 12 student, who won the Zonta progessional pilot training scholarship recently and went on to win the regional Lions Youth of the Year competition in Maclean two weeks ago.
On Saturday Rosie travelled to Wauchope to repre- sent the Coffs region in the zone finals of the Lions competition and while she didn't get through to the next round she said she wouldn't swap the experience for anything.
"I find that what you learn from doing this is more life skills than you pick up through completing the HSC," Rosie said.
"Also, you get to become part of a really big network."
All of this will be indispensable as Rosie pusues her dream career as a commercial pilot.
"Through the Zonta scholarship I won at the start of February I got 10 flying lessons," she said.
"I've been in a simulator and I get to start the lessons when I finish my halfyear exams.
"It's a really good scholarship but I will have to do more lessons when I finish the scholarship to get my pilot's license.
"I will focus on that next year."