Recognising achievements: Local Ballina students receive scholarships

Local Ballina Coast High School Year 9 students Felicity Elford, Lucy McKenzie and Aaisha Bell. Photo supplied.

Three local Ballina Coast High School year 9 students are recipients of a 2-year Harding Miller Education Foundation academic scholarship at the annual Public Education Foundation’s awards night at The Sydney Town Hall this week.

Recognising their hard work and above average grades Aaisha Bell, Felicity Elford and Lucy McKenzie were selected from over 200 students that applied for the scholarships.

‘Aaisha is a remarkable young lady who has endured hardship and an unsettled upbringing despite this she has managed to achieve excellent attendance and above average academic results,’ Greg Armstrong, Principal of Ballina Coast High School.

Scholarship recipients receive new laptops, high speed internet, face-to-face and online tutoring, subject and career guidance, mentoring and financial support to help cover the costs of uniforms, books and school expenses.

The Harding Miller Education Foundation, established in 2015, is focused on supporting hardworking and high academic achieving young women to help them optimise academic success and achieve their career aspirations.

‘We are so pleased to announce Aaisha, Felicity and Lucy as some of the scholarship recipients for 2018. At the Harding Miller Education Foundation, we are focused on providing talented, hardworking and high achieving young Australian women with tools, resources and support to help them reach their full potential. Aaisha, Felicity and Lucy are well deserving of the scholarship and we are sure it will help them achieve success in coming years and put them in a position to fulfil their tertiary education and career aspirations after school,’ says Cara Varian, executive director Harding Miller Education Foundation.

To find out more information or get involved visit the Harding Miller Education Foundation.

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