Narooma Rotarians celebrated the achievements and aspirations of several Narooma young people at their first meeting for 2017.
Narooma Rotary President Michael O’Connor said traditionally the club celebrates its first night back after the holiday break with a catch up with its Tertiary Scholars and other students who had been on a recent Rotary sponsored program.
He introduced to members the winner of the Club’s 2017 Rotary Tertiary three-year Scholarship Sabine Kildea.
She outlined her studies and aspirations which begin with an arts degree majoring in human rights at Melbourne University or ANU, and then postgraduate legal studies.
President O’Connor presented a special one-off award to Keely Clark to assist her with the start of her Paramedics and Nursing Studies in Canberra, noting how impressed the scholarship panel was with Keely’s attitude and determination.
Past President Bob Antill introduced 2016 Scholarship winner Melanie Miller who had a gap year last year and now heads to the University of New England to study for a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology.
The two other current tertiary scholarship holders were unable to be at the meeting. Carl McEvoy, the 2015 winner, will be at this week’s meeting.
Connor Ross, the 2014 winner, was otherwise engaged being sound designer and operator for Narooma Youth Theatre’s performance of ‘?Hamlet’ at Central Tilba.
Elliott de Frenza of Narooma High outlined his week in December visiting several university campuses and manufacturing sites organised by Engineers Australia. This program is for students entering Year 12 interested in a career in engineering.
Luca Potts then described his experiences on the three-day Conoco Phillips Science Experience in January at the University of Technology Sydney.
Above: At Narooma Rotary’s Youth Night last Thursday were Luca Potts, Rotary Youth Directors Sandra Doyle and Lynda Ord, Elliott de Frenza, Narooma Rotary President Michael O’Connor, Sabine Kildea, Keely Clark, Melanie Miller and Past President Bob Antill.