Empire Bay student wins encouragement award
Ms Alexis Nelson-Staunton, of Empire Bay, has received an Indigenous Encouragement Award from TAFE.
Ms Nelson-Staunton is currently enrolled in a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Ourimbah TAFE.
The award will help her to continue her studies, with aspiration of entering a Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education.
She was one of 21 students recognised for their determination and dedication to their studies at the Hunter TAFE Foundation Encouragement Awards.
The awards provide financial support to hardworking students by assisting them to continue their educational development.
Many of the students have overcome difficulties in their lives, from personal challenges to financial hardship.
Hunter TAFE Foundation director Mr John Fitzgerald said the support provided to students was made possible by donations made by generous individuals and organisations in the local community.
"For many of the recipients, these awards are a critical factor in them completing their studies and for many others the prize symbolises a challenge that has been overcome," Mr Fitzgerald said.
Media release, 26 Jun 2018
John Fitgerald, Hunter TAFE Foundation
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