Watts garlic girls shine by Natalee Ward
Published by Weekly Times, 8 June 2011.
MADELINE Watts has turned her back on convention and now knows just where she’s headed.
In 2008, Madeline Watts faced the same problem thousands of Year 12 students face at the end of the year.
“I did really well at school and was under pressure to use the score I got to do something, but I just didn’t know what,” says Madeline, whose VCE score placed her in the top 7 per cent of students.
“At school, we were all taught that if you don’t go to uni you are a loser. The teachers don’t do it deliberately, but we were all fed the same thing – if you don’t have that degree, you can’t do anything.