Congratulations to Abbie Lee Russell who is the 2021 Community Education Student of the Year award winner. Abbie enrolled with Atwea College in 2020 and completed a pre‑vocational program in Aged Care. Abbie continued her studies and enrolled to complete the full Certificate III in Individual Support (Aging) in February 2021. Abbie was an early school leaver and young mother. She supported her young family for a number of years before she had the opportunity to study again. Abbie has turned this opportunity into a new career, obtaining employment in the aged care industry before completing her studies which have now been completed. Abbie attended Atwea College Newcastle. A wonderful achievement for a Cessnock Electorate local.