Walk­ing­ton win­ner all set to kick goals

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

The win­ner of this year’s Walk­ing­ton Award says the prize will be a big help when he moves to the US to be­gin his ter­tiary stud­ies on a soc­cer schol­ar­ship next year.

St Luke’s Col­lege head boy Richard Shaw, 18, took home the City of Kar­ratha’s ed­u­ca­tion prize.

Each year the award ac­knowl­edges a Year 12 stu­dent in the City who ex­cels in the “three pil­lars” of aca­demics, ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties and com­mu­nity ser­vice and grants them $5000 to help cover ter­tiary study costs.

A tal­ented soc­cer player, Richard plans to com­plete his un­der­grad­u­ate stud­ies in the US, pos­si­bly at Iowa’s Wil­liam Penn Univer­sity, af­ter win­ning a US soc­cer schol­ar­ship ear­lier this year.

After­wards he plans to re­turn to Aus­tralia and study post­grad­u­ate law/com­merce at Curtin Univer­sity or the Univer­sity of WA, with the aim of start­ing a law firm with his sis­ter who is also study­ing law.

The City re­ceived 13 en­tries for the Walk­ing­ton this year. The award is named af­ter Al Walk­ing­ton, found­ing di­rec­tor of the Pil­bara In­sti­tute/Kar­ratha Col­lege, (North Re­gional TAFE), and has been awarded in town for 34 years.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long and Walk­ing­ton Award win­ner Richard Shaw.

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