Sharing life lessons with students
The Central Lakes Trust chairman, who is stepping down after nine years, imparted some wise words to the region’s students. Sir Eion Edgar awarded 42 students tertiary education scholarships in Cromwell on Monday, valued at $2500 each. ‘‘It is a very exciting day. Over my nine years involvement this is one . . . of the most enjoyable jobs I have ever had the privilege to be involved with. We have doubled the value of the trust and given out $60 million. ‘‘It makes you feel very satisfied and it is a wonderful asset to the community but now it is the end of the golden weather.’’ Besides Sir Edgar, the deputy Graeme Bell is also stepping down as the two had served three terms on the trust, the maximum time the positions can be held. He told the students that through life he had learned a few rules and lessons, some of which included: Finding an enjoyable and rewarding career; the harder you work the luckier you get; respect your parents and guardians; keep in touch with school friends; and that thank you is easy to say and also greatly appreciated. Since 2007, scholarships had been awarded to 197 recipients, he said.
Front row: Elliot Steven, Jess Bailey, Isabella Crawford, Molly Stevens, Elysia Shettler, Ruby-Mae Bain, Laura McLaughlan, Hannah Gerrard, Kathryn Bell, Jaydin Aburn. Second row: Meghan Scanlan, Ruby Neutze, Chantelle Blakeley, Maddison Skeggs, Samantha Drummond, Madeline van Wichen, Laura Laurenson, Bella Grant, Ashley Wilson, James Botting. Third row: Finn Moore, Michael Foley, Bridget Kirk, Leroy Bird, Annabel Campbell, Matt Enright, Rhian Ward, Tom Pedofsky, Matthias Schorer. Back row: Nicola Whelan-Henderson, Ella Ferguson, Jamie Bowley, Bailey Masters, David Borrie, Dylan Hoskins, Jamie Hume, Ashley Sim, Andrew Urquhart.