Chen­nie chases her dreams

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Near You -

CHEN­NIE Fer­nan­dez was one of seven schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents recog­nised for an ex­cep­tional pri­mary school record and per­sonal character.

The Bel­may Pri­mary School stu­dent has been ac­cepted into Bel­mont City Col­lege’s A Plus Aca­demic Ex­ten­sion pro­gram next year and said her goal was to be­come a doc­tor.

Orig­i­nally from the Philip­pines, the 11-year-old was de­scribed by the school as be­ing re­li­able, or­gan­ised and con­fi­dent and up­hold­ing the school’s value of striv­ing for ex­cel­lence.

Bel­may Pri­mary School ad­vised Chen­nie’s mother Charina about the schol­ar­ship, but Mrs Fer­nan­dez de­cided to keep it a se­cret and sur­prise her daugh­ter on the day.

“To my teach­ers, I am grate­ful for all the support. To my friends, let us con­tinue achiev­ing our dreams,” Chen­nie said.

A $200 schol­ar­ship was pro­vided to the high school by Bel­mont MLA Glenys Godfrey as part of each schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent’s vol- un­tary school fees.

“It gives me great plea­sure to recog­nise tal­ented lo­cal stu­dents and to as­sist them at the start of their high school learn­ing jour­ney,” Mrs Godfrey said.

“Mrs Godfrey has been a strong sup­porter of Bel­mont City Col­lege and our lo­cal in­take pri­mary schools over many years.

“Th­ese schol­ar­ships will be of great as­sis­tance to the re­cip­i­ents and their fam­i­lies,” Bel­mont City Col­lege prin­ci­pal Dar­rel Le Mercier said.

Bel­mont MLA Glenys Godfrey, Chen­nie Fer­nan­dez and Bel­mont City Col­lege prin­ci­pal Dar­rel Le Mercier.

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