2019 Mayoral Scholarships
Mayor Jenny Shattock and Deputy Mayor Bill Machen were proud to announce the recipients of the two Mayoral Scholarships at the schools' respective prize-giving ceremonies held last night.
Congratulations to Ryan Hall of Forest View High and Eshrita Lata of Tokoroa High who were the successful candidates.
Ryan Hall and Eshrita Lata 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 18 applications this year from exceptional students of South Waikato families," said Mayor Shattock. "Every year I say the same thing - deciding which students to award these scholarships too is one of the toughest job I have to do as Mayor."
Applicants indicated interest in a range of degrees such as medicine, agricultural science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, engineering, law, science, design, teaching and the arts. Five students were shortlisted and interviewed by the interview panel of Mayor Shattock, Deputy Mayor Bill Machen, Council's Human Resources Manager Christine Beach and Gateway Coordinator Diane Collins.
"It 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 confidence, determination and ability."
"Special congratulations to Ryan and Eshrita; you both interviewed exceptionally well, have all the credentials; and will surely do yourselves, your school, your Council and your district proud.
If the calibre of these young people is anything to go by, we can all rest easy that our future is in extremely capable hands," concluded Mayor Shattock.
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