Chennie chases her dreams
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.