Lions Club Of Soldiers Point Award $20,000 Scholarship – Area News

Tomaree High Principal Paul Baxter and Fellow Fellow Ebony Locke with Lions Kim Wright, Lesley Wright and Sharon Blunt.

LIONS clubs are one of the hardest working community organizations.

You’ll see them fundraising year-round at sausage sizzles, wrapping Christmas presents and selling their iconic Christmas puddings.

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The Soldiers Point Lions Club is no exception – with members working tirelessly in our local community.

Soldiers Point Lions Club President Sharon Blunt told News Of The Area: “One of the students at Tomaree High is being helped through the Hardy Miller Scholarship, with the Soldiers Point Lions Club contributing $20,000 over the next four years ($5,000 per year) to help her achieve her dreams.

The Ebony scholarship winner was selected by the school based on the scholarship requirements.

“It will help her with a laptop, extra tuition if needed, support and guidance over the next four years,” Sharon said.

Ebony wrote in her application that she had been in foster care since she was five years old.

“I lived in Newcastle for five years before being transferred again in Year 5 to Corlette where I attended Tomaree Primary School.

“It was a tough time, but I learned to love it here.

“In adversity, I still managed to get the school Dux.

“There were new challenges that my siblings and I had to overcome, but I try not to let them affect my dedication to school.”

Ebony is now in a sedentary environment with lots of support.

“I see that I will achieve my goals of reaching grade 12 and entering university.

“Applying for the scholarship helps me financially and benefits my learning as there is a clear pathway in my schooling that will help me achieve excellence with the help of tutoring,” she said.

The mission of the Harding Miller Education Foundation (HMEF) is to create positive social impact by improving the educational outcomes of currently disadvantaged high-ability Australian girls.

HMEF is offering scholarships to girls studying in Australian public secondary schools in Years 9-12 who have high academic potential but who are struggling and need a boost to achieve their college dreams. go to college and pursue a sustainable career.

The HMEF program is a tiered support framework of academic and technological resources, personal coaching and enrichment, designed to inspire and empower a new generation of proud Australian women.

By Marian Samson

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