Schol­ar­ship sets stu­dent on road to dreams

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tom Zaun­mayr

A St Luke’s Col­lege grad­u­ate has re­ceived a $20,000 schol­ar­ship from Yara Pil­bara to help him achieve his dream to work in Sil­i­con Val­ley some day.

Jayank Sen­ger, 17, was se­lected for the schol­ar­ship to un­der­take a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence and a Masters in En­gi­neer­ing af­ter record­ing an ATAR of 99.65.

Jayank said while he was not yet set on any spe­cific line of en­gi­neer­ing, he had a strong in­ter­est in com­put­ing and mecha­tron­ics.

“I have al­ways been cap­ti­vated by the idea of how dif­fer­ent things work around us, mak­ing me dive deeper into the rea­son­ing be­hind them,” he said. “(The schol­ar­ship) is re­ally go­ing to help my fam­ily fi­nan­cially and help give me a boost.”

Jayank said he was look­ing for­ward to fol­low­ing in his father’s and grand­fa­ther’s foot­steps as an en­gi­neer.

St Luke’s prin­ci­pal Alanna Ot­way said she had rarely seen a stu­dent more ded­i­cated to his in­ter­ests, re­call­ing mem­o­ries of Jayank study­ing maths at 2am dur­ing a school camp.

“I think it a tes­ta­ment to his hard work that he was ranked num­ber one in the State for his spe­cial­ist maths course,” she said.

Mrs Ot­way said it was nice for Jayank’s hard work to be recog­nised.

Yara Pil­bara in­te­gra­tion man­ager Paul Stevens said en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal stu­dents to pur­sue their ca­reer as­pi­ra­tions was re­ward­ing.

“We were very im­pressed by Jayank and his school ref­er­ees high­lighted his sense of pur­pose, lead­er­ship and prob­lem­solv­ing skills,” he said.

“If we can as­sist our young peo­ple with achiev­ing their dreams, then that is some­thing we can be proud of.”

Mr Stevens said be­ing part of a com­mu­nity meant tak­ing an ac­tive role in lend­ing sup­port.

The schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent was cho­sen based on school per­for­mance and po­ten­tial to suc­ceed in ter­tiary stud­ies by Mr Stevens and Yara Pil­bara’s tech­ni­cal am­mo­nium ni­trate pro­duc­tion man­ager Matt Cal­lanan.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Jayank Singh Sen­ger, cen­tre, with St Luke’s Col­lege prin­ci­pal Alanna Ot­way and Yara Pil­bara in­te­gra­tion man­ager Rob Stevens.

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