Mum’s guidance to thank for success

Overcomer: Polytechnic West’s higher education class student of the year Trevlyn Farrar. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d417787
Overcomer: Polytechnic West’s higher education class student of the year Trevlyn Farrar. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d417787

But an unyielding bond with his mother is at the core of Mr Farrar’s ability to triumph over hardship.

The 23-year-old was named Polytechnic West’s higher education class student of the year for 2013.

Mr Farrar completed an associate degree of network technology with a grade point average of 96 and he is now studying information technology security at Murdoch University.

Mr Farrar credited the success to his mother Monica, who raised him as a single parent.

‘When I was only one, my father passed away,’ he said.

‘My mum has been a pillar of support, raising me as a single mum even though she is disabled.

‘She lost her left leg due to a truck accident when she was younger.

‘My mum taught me everything I know. She taught me to do the right thing and work hard and gain skills for my career.’

Originally from India, Mr Farrar said he relished tutoring students at Sevenoaks Senior College.

‘I teach maths, science and English to students in Year 11 and 12 and really enjoy it,’ he said.

Mr Farrar said application and faith helped him triumph academically.

‘I just do the work and make sure I apply myself with studying and listening in class,’ he said.

‘I have strong moral values and want to thank Yahweh for my achievements.’

He works part-time in information technology at Yule Brook College and was excited about his career prospects.

‘In the short-term I would like to get into information technology networking and security,’ he said.