2022 presentation to provide highlight

The Hunter-based Mentor Support Network (MSN) will celebrate its 2022 Presentation Ceremony tomorrow (Tuesday, 10 May) with the awarding of scholarships to 35 students from local high schools and education institutions.

Chair of MSN’s Scholarship Committee, Helen Doust, said the presentation of the scholarships was a highlight of the year for the organisation, and the students.

“A key initiative for MSN is providing educational scholarship programs designed to assist young people achieve their education and career goals,” said Helen.

“MSN was established in 2005 and helps connect experience with potential through advocating and promoting the many benefits of mentoring and the significant impact positive role models can have
on guiding young people’s lives.”

The 2022 presentation ceremony will be held at one of MSN’s supporters, Newcastle Harness Racing Club, from 1pm. Students receiving scholarships are:

  • Callaghan Campus (Jesmond) – Fatemh Al Hariri, Rayan Al Refai, Ariyan Artin, Neema John, Sidra Kalaaji, Aya Mail, Ousmane Mane, Sdra Maremkool, Christopher Pointer, Dalal Sulaiman, Lingeswaran Vijay.
  • Cooks Hill Campus – Big Picture – Max Heffernen, Banjo Lye, Angus Miller, Aspen Scriven, Sharlainah Stoimeno, Eliza White.
  • Hunter Sports High School – Jay Soli.
  • Hunter Trade College – Charlie Burrell, Jyson Dederer, Sam Kane, Lochlan McLennan, Temeaka Mercer, William Ross.
  • Lake Macquarie High School – Elissa Davis, Ciara Palmer, Ella Trimmer.
  • Maitland High School – Ebony Grant, Rosalee Johnson, Bailey Stuckings, Kalim Taylor.
  • St Francis Xavier’s College – Edeni Dunia, Lyse Matabiro.
  • TAFE – Mercy Beale, Patience Dennis.
  • University of Newcastle – Kais Al Refai.

Helen said MSN had presented more than 350 scholarships totalling $650,000 to students in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, and Port Stephens since the organisation started operating
17 years ago.

“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 Helen.

“MSN will be thanking its sponsors and supporters by presenting individual certificates as part of tomorrow’s ceremony.”

Media inquiries can be directed to: MSN Committee Member, Keith Powell, on 0434 060 862


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