Amelia dances towards her dream
WHEN she was a little girl, Amelia McCarthy watched a dance concert and was captivated by the performers on stage.
Mesmerised by their poise and grace, she turned to her mother Sandy and said she wanted to be just like them when she grew up.
Now 17 and completing her Year 12 studies at Maclean High School, Amelia has danced towards her ambition with burning desire and determination.
And she has succeeded.
Last week the talented young ballet student won two scholarships at a Port Macquarie dance eisteddfod, an $800 senior ballet scholarship and another enabling her to spend a week at the Village of Performing Arts in Sydney in January next year.
"It was an honour to win these scholarships," Amelia said. Amelia is a student at Adele Lewis's Clarence River Dance Academy in Maclean and attends classes four days a week.
She plans to continue ballet after her HSC and join a dance company.