Student's dreams take flight

WHILE most Year 12 students were busy last week buying books and preparing themselves for the hard year ahead, one Grafton teenager was on a plane to Germany.

Steven Cable, 16, left his home early Friday to catch a plane from Brisbane. He is spending one year in Germany as part of an exchange program with the Grafton Midday Rotary.

The lucky teenager was selected for the program while he was a student at South Grafton High School last year. He made it through a stringent interview process to be selected.

Not knowing a word of German, Stephen said he hoped to learn the language over there. He'll be attending a German high school and staying with a host family.

He said he was also looking forward to spending the summer touring Europe with other exchange students.

It would be his first time out of Australia, he said, so he couldn't wait to get overseas and start experiencing the world.

He admitted to a few nerves, however.

“My mum's a bit worried. I'm a little bit nervous, but more excited than anything,” he said.

“My friends are pretty jealous that I'm going.”

“I'm a little bit nervous, but more excited than anything.”

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