Mayor Jenny Shattock was proud to announce the recipients of
the two South Waikato District Council Mayoral Scholarships at the schools' respective prize-giving ceremonies
held earlier this week.
Congratulations to Lahaina Solomon of Tokoroa High School and
Dong Mei Lim of Forest View High School who were the successful candidates.
Miss Solomon and Miss Lim were each awarded a $10,000
scholarship, payable at $2,500 per year for a maximum of four years, depending
on their course of study.
"We received fourteen applications this year from
exceptional South Waikato students," said Mayor Shattock. "Deciding
which students to award these scholarships too is, without doubt, one of the
toughest job I have to do as Mayor."
Applicants indicated interest in a range of degrees such as
management, law, arts, science, health and engineering. Seven students were
shortlisted and interviewed by the interview panel of Mayor Shattock, Deputy
Mayor Jeff Gash, Council's Human Resources Manager Christine Beach and Gateway
Coordinator Diane Collins.
is always one of the best days at the office when we get to interview such
fantastic young people," said Mayor Shattock. "The students all
displayed such maturity, determination and ability. For many this is their
first formal interview and that can be very nerve-wracking!
congratulations to Lahaina and Dong Mei; you interviewed exceptionally well,
have all the credentials; and will surely do yourselves, your school, your Council
and your district proud.
am confident that the future of the South Waikato is in very good hands after
seeing the calibre of students that we have in our schools," concluded