Pro-cyclist dream in sights
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.