Scholarships go to students

FITNESS SCHOLARSHIP: Year 11 student Luke King and Squashbrook’s Simon Brook.

SEVERAL Mount Gambier High School students have been awarded scholarships as part of the education facility’s annual program.

The scholarships, which are funded through the generous donations of community members, businesses and organisations, allow students to access a range of financial, community and educational resources.

Junior school wellbeing leader Carol Shepherd thanked sponsors of the scholarship program.

“The scholarships allow students to access a range of financial, community or school based resources and are greatly appreciated by the recipients,” Ms Shepherd said.

Read more about the recipients below:

Luke King – Squashbrook Fitness & Leisure Scholarship

Sponsored by the Brook family, the scholarship provides one year of free access to all facilities and classes run at the Squashbrook Fitness & Leisure Centre.

Bella Shaughnessy – Joe Hannagan Memorial Woodwind Scholarship

The late Joe Hannagan was a music teacher who had a great love and passion for music. Mr Hannagan created a scholarship fund to enable students to pursue woodwind music lessons. The $500 scholarship is to be used for the purchase of equipment and music materials.

Emily Nieuwerkerk – UFS Academic Scholarship

The UFS Academic Scholarship is available to high school students whose goal is to achieve academic excellence and continue studying after completing Year 12. The scholarship is valued at $500.

Sarah Dally – Max Megaw Mount Gambier Rotary Club Memorial Sporting Scholarship

Max Megaw was an old scholar and Head Prefect at Mount Gambier High School during the 1960’s. Max was an outstanding student and a highly talented sportsman. He was also a dedicated community citizen, who served in the Jaycees and was involved in the Mount Gambier Rotary Club for many years. In recognition of Mr Megaw’s contributions to the community, the Mount Gambier Rotary Club has sponsored the scholarship in his name. The $500 scholarship is awarded to a student who shows potential in a sport and who is required to travel in order to develop further.

Josh Kain – District Council of Grant Academic Scholarship

The council offers an annual Academic Scholarship to students in Years 10-12 who live in the Grant District. The $500 scholarship is awarded to a student whose goal is to achieve academic excellence and wishes to continue with further study after completing Year 12.

Thomas Bellinger – Mount Gambier High School Banner Mitre 10 Building Trades Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Year 10-12 students – studying technology subjects with a desire to work in the construction or retail industry. It provides $500 voucher for building/construction tools along with the offer of paid work experience with Mitre 10.

Luca Hart, Keenan Dwyer, Oscar Miller and Zeb Perkovic – Mount Gambier High School Canteen Graphic Calculator Scholarship.

The Mount Gambier High School Canteen sponsors a number of scholarships for students studying Year 11 Maths. The scholarship provides each student with a calculator.