Posted by Christine Robertson
Omokoroa Lions Tertiary Scholarship Winners for 2020
The Omokoroa Lions Club recently awarded their annual Tertiary Scholarships. The scholarships are available to students from the Omokoroa area who have had at least one year of tertiary education. The criteria for the scholarships are academic excellence, the student’s vision of their career path and their economic need. The quality of the applicants was exceptionally high and all students interviewed would have been worthy recipients of the awards. However, the winner of the Beryl Scott Award of $2000 was Anna Jenkin. The winner of the Precious Brothers Award of $1500 was Kristin Brown.
Anna and her family live in Esdaile Road, Pahoia. She attended Omokoroa No 1 school before moving to Tauranga Girls College. Anna was an outstanding student, excelling in all areas of NCEA. As well as her strong academic record, Anna was also a Community Services Prefect, organising fundraising for charities & nearby schools. Anna is also a black belt Martial Arts holder and plays the piano. Anna spent 12 months after leaving school as an Au Pair in London before returning to attend University. Anna attends Auckland University, where she is majoring in Law, and ‘International Politics and Human Rights’ for Global Studies. Her minor is te reo Maori. At this stage Anna plans a career as a Human Rights Lawyer.
Kristin and her family live in Esdaile Road, Pahoia. She attended Pahoia School before moving to Katikati College, where she was a high performing, self motivated student. She had exceptional results throughout high school and was on the Sports Committee, Charity Committee & Mental Health Committee. Kristin attends Auckland University where she is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine. Kristin volunteers with the St John’s Katikati station when she is home. Kristin intends to move back to the Bay when she finishes her degree and hopes to work as an Emergency Medical Technician.
**first photo is Anna, 2nd is Kristin**