Success growing for ag program
Vader-Ann gets a helping hand to further her education
OVER the past year Childers had been divided over a parcel of land occupied by the High School Agriculture program.
The final decision made at the end of 2015 may have been a bitter pill to swallow for many but the fruit growers are happy to announce their great work continued and proof is in the fruit of all its labour with the association continuing its great program.
The storm clouds have lifted and the excellent work continues to shine over the region of cane.
Childers and District Fruit and Vegetable Growers has awarded Vader-Ann Wegner the association’s bursary for 2015.
The bursary is for $500 to further her education in rural operations and agricultural studies.
Association president Tom Duncan said the bursary was designed to support ag students. All the students had worked hard and they all should be proud.
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Vader-Ann on her hard work during Year 11 and 12,” Mr Duncan said.
The bursary has a couple of conditions – the money must be used for her education and she must keep in touch with the association with the occasional email and photo.
“It’s important for us to support our students and the agriculture programs in our schools,” Mr Duncan said.
“Agricultural is the lifeblood of our region and we need our students to take over when we are gone.”
2016 marks a new chapter for last year’s graduating class.
Ms Wegner said she was surprised to be awarded the bursary and she thanked the association for the bursary award.
“I would like to thank the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association for the opportunity to study their program, Tom and Donna Duncan for all the help and support, my agriculture teacher all throughout high school who has been super supportive and encouraged me so much, Cathy Schouten and then lastly my family,” she said.
She is ready to get back into study and is excited for the new chapter in her life.
Ms Wegner was accepted into the University of the Sunshine Coast to study a Bachelor of Science and is due to start in the coming weeks.
With dreams of doing well and plans for the future, Ms Wegner is considering majoring in environmental science or biological science.
Her short-term ambition for the future will be study and she would like to get involved in some sort of research involving animals.
For now, Ms Wegner is ready for new beginnings.
GROWING SUCCESS: Vader-Ann Wegner congratulated by the president of the Childers and District Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Tom Duncan.
KISS KISS: Vader-Ann Wegner has been awarded the Childers and District Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association bursary.