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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Narooma Rotary celebrates local scholars

Narooma Rotarians and guests enjoyed an inspiring evening on Thursday celebrating its Tertiary Scholars at the Club’s first meeting back at Narooma Golf Club.

Narooma Rotary President Andrew Lawson was delighted to announce Raichel Brodie is the recipient of the 2022 Narooma Rotary Tertiary Scholarship.

Narooma Rotary awards a $9,000 three-year scholarship to a student from Narooma High School each year, thanks to a bequest by Alexander Birch.

“Raichel is the 32nd student Narooma Rotary has helped pursue their studies and achieve their dreams,” Mr Lawson said. “That assistance now totals over $270,000.”

Raichel will study for a Bachelor of Psychology at the ANU, possibly moving into law at a later stage.

Raichel thanked her friends, family and teachers (many of whom were at the event) for all their support particularly over the last couple of years, as well as Rotary.

Other speakers included current Scholars winners Elise Dixon (2021) and Rory Spurgeon (2020), and past Scholarship winner Carl McEvoy (2015).

Elise is doing a Bachelor of Medical Science through the ANU and Rory a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at ANU. After several years in television production, Carl McEvoy is currently working in communications and media for a Sydney gin distillery.

Narooma’s Rotary Tertiary Scholarship scheme started with a $108,000 bequest from the late Alexander Birch in 1989 to help Narooma High students pursue tertiary studies.

Above: Narooma Rotary Tertiary Scholars Raichel Brodie (2022), front left, Elise Dixon (2021), Rory Spurgeon (2020) and former Scholar Carl McEvoy (2015); Narooma Rotary President Andrew Lawson, back left, Elise’s counsellor Lynn Hastings, Rory’s counsellor Bob Aston and Carl’s former counsellor Ange Ulrichsen.

Above: The 2022 Narooma Rotary Tertiary Scholar Raichel Brodie with Narooma Rotary President Andrew Lawson.

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