Katie is Carey’s recipient of the 2018 Prize for VCE Studio Arts and VCE Media. Her passion for art and for helping others has already sent her around the world.

My Carey Story – Katie, Year 12

At Carey, we celebrate our students’ success in all facets of life. Developing the whole student involves not only encouraging academic efforts, but supporting and celebrating creativity, innovation, aspiration, service, curiosity, and courage.

This video is part of a series on our Class of 2018, where we interviewed a number of students about their experiences and successes at Carey, and how these will shape their lives beyond school.

Katie has been at Carey since Year 7. She was the only student from her primary school to come to Carey, which meant she quickly had to learn to create new friendships and relationships at school.

She leaves Carey in Year 12 with the Prize for VCE Studio Arts and the Prize for VCE Media. An outstanding and creative artist, Katie has been passionate about drawing since she was seven. This eventually led her to a school art trip to New York in 2017, exploring the art districts and museums.

The New York trip inspired me to further develop my skills in my art practice, and that there's so many different ways you can look at things in the world and create art out of it. It's just so endless.’ 

Katie also participated in the World Challenge in 2016, where she and about 15 other students travelled to India. They helped to repaint a kindergarten in a small village, hiked through the southern regions of India, and visited the Taj Mahal. She said it was really rewarding and an experience she’s glad she went for.

‘Carey taught me to try and take every opportunity you can. Because you never know what will happen, when you go on exchange or overseas on World Challenge or you tried something you've never done before.’

Katie wants to make an impact on the world by helping others to see new perspectives through art. She wants to encourage people to think outside of themselves and provide them with an experience, which we have no doubt she will achieve.

Congratulations and good luck, Katie!