Congratulations to Cale Joy of Mulberry Grove School on Great Barrier Island who is this year’s recipient of Awana Rural Women’s $1000 Golden Jubilee Scholarship.
Cale was presented with the cheque in front of other Year 8 students at a special lunch at Barleyman Cottage. The three school principals, Ally Gibbs of Mulberry Grove School, Leo de Beurs of Kaitoke School, and Colin Griffiths of Okiwi School also attended, as it is the three Principals who select the recipient. Cale will be attending Mount Albert Grammar School and wants to do a mechanical or engineering qualification.
Cale has really earned the scholarship. As well as twice attending the Outdoor Pursuits Centre, participating in the SEA sailing programme and doing the Hunts Course with the local police, Cale has received many other school awards.
The members of Awana Rural Women know education is expensive and instigated the Golden Jubilee Scholarship in 2008 to help ease the burden on parents and families. “It gives members great pleasure to see our fine young people achieving in their studies, especially when they often have to cope with living away from home as well,” says group president, Gendie Somerville-Ryan.