Evolution in education
SCHOLARSHIPS of $3000 have been presented to students who graduated from Gin Gin State High School last year.
The scholarships, as well as bursaries of $500, were handed out last Monday by principal Robin Rayner along with Mark Boon, the general manager of sponsor Evolution Mining at Mt Rawdon.
They are to support the former students in their tertiary education.
Mr Boon said he was impressed by all the applicants and deciding who would receive the scholarships and bursaries was difficult.
It is the second year the mining company has offered local students the opportunity to apply for the awards.
Mr Boon said Evolution was a strong supporter of education in the region, providing work experience and excursion opportunities.
“The awards are open to all students and not limited to students wanting to get into mining,” he said.
“It’s to support their education in all fields.”
Also on Monday, a regional service certificate was awarded to long-term Gin Gin State High School employee Miriam Newman, who is set to retire this week.
Miriam has worked for Education Queensland for 18 years and provided outstanding service to the school in information technology support.
TOP STUDENTS: Front, L-R: Brianna Knight, Indyanna Bengtson (certificate error), Danielle Wieland and principal Robin Rayner. Back, L-R: Dean Pagulayan, Christine Walker, Mark Boon (GM of Evolution Mining Mt Rawdon), Charlie Flanders and Courtney Wallace.