Student overcomes life-threatening illness and finishes VCE

DEDICATION: Girton Grammar School student Darcy Hayen overcame illness and has successfully finished VCE with an ATAR of 81.25. Picture: SUPPLIED.

DEDICATION: Girton Grammar School student Darcy Hayen overcame illness and has successfully finished VCE with an ATAR of 81.25. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Girton Grammar School student Darcy Hayen has persevered and has finished VCE, after overcoming health issues in 2016.

“It’s honestly a relief, it has been a really tough two years,” he said.

A simple sinus infection turned nasty after it unfortunately became life-threatening when it spread to his cerebral cavity which lead to him repeating his final year of VCE in 2017.

“I cant even begin to explain the immense amount of relief now that it’s over, I am so proud in how far I’ve come.”

Darcy plans to take up an electrical apprenticeship next year and already has an interview arranged. 

Headmaster Mr Matthew Maruff said that he could not be prouder of Darcy’s effort.

“He’s a thoughtful, insightful and talented young man who went through a very difficult situation and is now stronger because of it, so we’re really proud of him.”

“Our school is not a factory or a farm, it’s a garden and we want him to go off, like a lot of our students and make a contribution to the community,” he said.