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Papakura students awarded Local Board Youth Scholarships

Sixteen awarded scholarships

Published: 17 December 2019

Sixteen promising youngsters have been awarded Papakura Local Board Youth Scholarships.

Board chair Brent Catchpole says the board granted more than $26,000 in funding to students in a range of areas.

“It’s particularly gratifying to see good applications from young people in trades careers alongside those from academic pursuits.

“This year we have a young man working towards building qualifications at MIT, we have people studying health care and nursing, potential lawyers, a criminology student who is also doing classical music, and a Christian studies applicant.

“When we asked our community how it identified itself, one of the four cornerstones our people chose was youth, reflecting how important our young population is. So we are delighted as a board to be able to help some of our brightest achieve their goals.”

Successful applicants:

  • Miriam Othmani, $2000, health science
  • Mei Kong, $2000, nursing
  • Kenna Richmond, $2000, sports development
  • Hayley James, $2000, law and economics
  • Jacquelyn Grace, $2000, criminology and music
  • Frances Glynn, $1000, art and design
  • Madeline Wilson, $1500, Kai Oranga Peru
  • Christina Leiataua, $2000, law
  • Lizza Siafolau, $2000, nursing
  • La Laufale, $2000, travel and tourism
  • Paige Bell, $2000, biomedical science
  • John Naseri, $2000, education and law
  • Desiree Mycroft, $1000, Christian studies
  • Morehu Te Moananui, $2000, building and construction
  • Gwyneth Parallag, $1000, UN development tour
  • Chhavi Breja, $1000, psychology.


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