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Hannah Frost Starts Her Career In Journalism

Portrait of Hannah Frost

Barraba’s Hannah Frost is now working as a journalist with the Glen Innes Examiner.

Hannah grew up on ìIventureî with older sister Caitlin and younger brother Jared with their parents Johnathan (Johno) and Tracy Frost.

Hannah says, I loved growing up on the family farm. It was so much fun. I miss it when Iím away.

Hannah credits her success with her studies and career to the unconditional support she has received from her whole family, including from her grandparents Margret and Charlie Chester and Julia and the late Leonard Frost.

Hannahís entire schooling was conducted at Barraba Central School. Coming from a small school was fun. It meant everyone knew each other and I had a lot of close friendships, says Hannah. When asked if she had a favourite teacher Hannah recalls they were all great, but that Mrs Carterís influence was significant, as she taught Hannah for her first three years at Barraba primary school.

Another influence was Mr Longstaff. In Year 11 my English teacher (Mr Longstaff) helped me look at different job possibilities and university degrees. From that I found Media and Communications, says Hannah. Iím really thankful for all my teachers and the support that they gave me at school. Hannah went from BCS to the University of New England in Armidale in 2017 where she studied for a Bachelor of Media and Communications. She lived on campus at Duval College while studying. Hannah reflects, ìI had a great three years there and made some great friends and amazing memories.

Hannah has been enjoying life and work in Glen Innes for six months and is looking forward to getting to know more people in the community. It is a unique time to be starting in a new town in a new job. Hannah says, ìIt has been a crazy experience starting my first job out of University, turning 21, and moving in the middle of a global pandemic.

The thing I enjoy most about my job is interviewing people and getting to know a little bit more about them and being able to share their stories.

Like many recent graduates, Hannahís graduation ceremony has been postponed due to COVID-19. Thereís no new date set for her graduation at this stage. Ceremonies aside, Hannahís community and family can celebrate this local girl’s achievements.