One of the highlights of MSN’s year is the annual certificate presentation ceremony of Educational Scholarships – and 2023 didn’t disappoint!
More than 40 students from 10 Hunter Region high schools and vocational institutions were awarded their certificates before a large audience at Newcastle Harness Racing Club in early May.
Chair of MSN, Judy Hart, said the 2023 scholarship group comprised 38 students from local high schools and four from vocational institutions, some having a refugee background.
Judy said it was pleasing to see many teachers and many parents and friends attend the ceremony which is growing in importance each year.
Students awarded certificates were:
Callaghan College Jesmond
Ali Al Hariri, Zayd AlAlayan, Amir Eftekhari, Batool Elkhaleel, Bdoor Elkhaleel, William Foster, Yvette Harinya, Zuolfa Hovida, Fedaa Khshfeh, Alex Lee and Fadi Mail.
Callaghan College Wallsend
Cook Hill Campus – Big Picture
Oliver Boehm, Theo Dixon-Smith, Miriam Gray, Matilda Marchant, Annikah Scriven and Nyah Spratt.
Hunter Sports High School
Hunter Trade College
Tyler Driessen, Noah Hicks and Xavier Riley.
Lake Macquarie High School
Melinda Clempson, Lilly Harris, Hannah Smith and Diesel Wilesmith.
Maitland High School
Elenoa Ellis, Stephanie Harmey, Paige Matthews and Nikita Rose Morris-Mallinson.
St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton
MHD Kusai Bani Almarjeh, Agneth Chathouk, Godwill Hakim, Christabella Hirwa, Lolo Kuku, Shontae Lewis and Sarah Majak.
West Wallsend High School
Palmyra Fatuvala, April Martin and Izaiah Webber.
Judy said MSN had provided more than 440 scholarships totalling about $770,000 to students in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, and Port Stephens since the first scholarship was presented in 2008.
“We are very fortunate to have great sponsors and supporters which enables MSN to provide scholarships to assist high school and other students who require a helping hand in their studies and education activities,” said Judy.
MSN thanked its sponsors and supporters by presenting individual certificates as part of the May ceremony.
One of those supporters was AJM Photography who, once again, photographed the event and supplied imagery for MSN to use across its website.