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MHS Alumni Stories - Where Can Learning at MHS Take You?

Past students from Morisset High School have used their learning to launch successful careers, and businesses and hone their trades or skills, reach their goals and achieve their version of success.

In 2022 MHS received a grant from the NSW Department of Regions, Regional Youth Office, to host a special event to inspire current students to consider their futures and what careers, work or skills they might like to develop as part of their school learning journey. 

The 'Create Your Own Future' event was attended by students in Year 10 and Year 11, and Year 12 and featured past MHS students sharing their personal experiences of learning at school, how they made the transition from school to work and careers and where they are now in their professional journeys.

The alumni who shared their stories were:

Dr Emmalee Ford:

Dr Ford is a scientist and communicator at the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute. 

Emma graduated from Morisset High in 2010 and finished her PhD in medical biochemistry in 2020. 

Dr Ford is Australia's leading expert on period-tracking apps, she leads a research team that investigates the genetics of how ovaries work so we might one day find a cure for infertility. 

Dan Beazley:

Dan Beazley is a digital creative and online media entrepreneur. Dan manages and is one of the owners of the online publication, radio station and podcast network - Newcastle Live.

Newcastle Live has grown to become the region’s number-one source of information on what’s happening in the Hunter. 

Dan finished at MHS in 1998 and was a professional musician before studying Internet Communications at university. 

Wilson Young: 

Wilson Young is a proud Gadigal man of the Eora nation and is a former School Captain of Morisset High School. 

Wilson graduated Morisset High in 2019 and after a long hard journey became a member of the NSW Police Force.

He works out of Hornsby Police Station where he is involved in his community and loves every second of his job.

Sally Wriggley: 

Sally Wrigley is a local girl from Cooranbong and is a proud former student of Morisset High School, who is now the owner and licensee-in-charge of Ellejayne Realty in Morisset.

Sally has worked hard to get where she is and believes in the power of hard work – since starting her career in real estate, Sally has sold more than $150 million worth of property. 

Thanks to the Office of Regional Youth for their support in funding this special event, and to Hunter Digital Media for the recording.