Pro-cy­clist dream in sights

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The 2011 AMP Re­gional Schol­ar­ship Pro­gramme has been fi­nalised with the an­nounce­ment of the AMP Graeme Men­zies & As­so­ci­ates re­cip­i­ent for 2011.

Fol­low­ing a very dif­fi­cult judg­ing process, Scott Creighton has been se­lected as the de­serv­ing re­cip­i­ent.

Eigh­teen year old Creighton has been ac­knowl­edged by Graeme Men­zies & As­so­ci­ates in Mata­mata and AMP for do­ing out­stand­ing things in his field.

As a re­sult he has re­ceived the ex­tra help re­quired to turn his dream into a re­al­ity and con­tinue to do great things.

An elite cy­clist, Creighton re­cently re­turned home from the Ju­nior Track World Cham­pi­onships in Moscow with a sev­enth fastest place rank­ing for his age group.

To max­imise this peak per­for­mance Creighton will use the AMP Schol­ar­ship to fund his travel to fur­ther com­pe­ti­tions. His long term goal is to rep­re­sent New Zealand at the Olympics and com­pete for a Euro­pean team.

Un­like other schol­ar­ship pro­grammes, the only re­quire­ments for ap­pli­ca­tion were pas­sion, cre­ativ­ity and a can-do at­ti­tude. The AMP Graeme Men­zies & As­so­ci­ates team takes great plea­sure in giv­ing a help­ing hand to Creighton for demon­strat­ing the com­mit­ment and tal­ent to achieve ex­tra­or­di­nary things.

AMP Graeme Men­zies & As­so­ci­ates Schol­ar­ship prin­ci­pal Ty­rone Maullin was thrilled to re­ceive more than 118 ap­pli­cants demon­strat­ing the true pas­sion and hunger in the Waikato re­gion.

He said the cal­i­bre of ap­pli­cants had risen year on year, mak­ing the job of selecting one win­ner ex­tremely dif­fi­cult.

The Waikato ap­pli­cants dis­played an enor­mous ar­ray of tal­ent and mo­ti­va­tion, with peo­ple do­ing their thing in ar­eas rang­ing from mu­sic, in­ven­tors, sport, singing, per­form­ing arts, re­search, science, fash­ion and dance, Mr Maullin said.

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