Evo­lu­tion in education

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News - By JODIE DIXON

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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON BIT150216GGHS

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.

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