Mayoral Scholarship Awarded for 2023
Mayor Gary Petley is proud to announce the recipients of the two Mayoral Scholarships at the schools' respective prizegiving ceremonies held recently.
Congratulations to Mya Murray from Forest View High School and Miiana Ngatamariki from Tokoroa High School, who 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.
“I was lucky enough to sit through the Forest View and Tokoroa High Schools prize giving’s and I was blown away by the calibre of these young people,” said Mayor Gary Petley. “If these students are anything to go by, we can all rest easy that our future is in extremely capable hands.” Mayor Petley added.
Council received 20 applications this year from exceptional students from all over the South Waikato. Applicants indicated interest in a range of degrees such as medicine, surveying, management, engineering, law, science, nursing and the arts. Selected students were shortlisted and interviewed by a panel which included South Waikato’s previous Mayor, Jenny Shattock.
The scholarship has been in place to support youth from the South Waikato since 2006 and has helped over 16 young people study towards their chosen careers.
“Council is excited to provide opportunities for youth in the district. The Mayoral Scholarship Fund is one way we can assist in youth development and education by supporting our youth through their studies and I fully intend to carry it on throughout my term as Mayor.” Concluded Mayor Petley.
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Issued by Brooke Sullivan, Communications Advisor
on behalf of the South Waikato District Council, Torphin Crescent, Tokoroa.
Inquiries should be directed to:
Human Resources, South Waikato District Council
Tel: 07 885 0340