Year 12 pitch in for struggling farmers

Kristen Prior, Amy Reynolds, Marvin Sing, Laura D’Alessandro and Phoebe James.

Not long after farewelling their teachers and fellow students at their graduation assembly, Tumut High School’s year 12 students took to the street to raise money for farmers struggling in the drought.

It wasn’t difficult for the graduating students to pick this charity.

“There was a poll and we all voted for it,” student Samuel Norbisrath said.

“Farmers are struggling, and we are locals in a rural area so it was a natural choice,” fellow student Nadeene McFarlane said.

As is tradition, the students got dressed up, this time many in farm themed outfits, and visited Tumut businesses asking for donations to fill their buckets. Once again, the community was generous in response, the students raising an impressive $1941.40.

“We got a $50 note before,” Samuel said.

Not far from the students’ minds is the HSC exams, and Bethany Gilbert said she was nervous and Anthony Spicer said he was exited about what was to come.