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Service NSW opens shop in Woy Woy
Pollutant trap installation delayed by asbestos find
Environment groups call for ban on polystyrene filling
Patonga hotel sold for a second time in 12 months
'Planned retreat' not understood, says residents' group
Efforts to have Half Tide Rocks walking track restored
Council adopts flying fox management strategy
Council defers consideration of draft consolidated plan
Country club seeks permission to build covered area
Government 'too slow' with roadworks, says Chamber
Gabby Greyem honoured with Paul Harris Fellowship
Ettalong businesses asked to join in Red Carpet Day
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Chamber seeks sponsors for Oyster Festival
Volunteers help with planting on National Tree Day
Community group opposes 5G proposal for Empire Bay
Contribution of outgoing president acknowledged
Association pays respects to former member
Euchre club donates to school
More than 200 people attend Naidoc celebration
Collection bin installed for animal rescue
New exchange student for Rotary club
Pearl producer expands into Hawkesbury River
Outdated Council engineering symptom of failed merger
Where have ducklings gone?
The future
Roads not keeping pace with population increase
Will councillors join our fight for our community?
Pharmacy introduces medication packing robot
Anniversaries celebrated
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Little Theatre opens third play for the year
Choir to raise funds for brain cancer
Interest sought in folk music group
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Umina artist features in internet video
Support wanted for charity ball
Trio brings Scottish music to Woy Woy
Art competition held this month
Sophie wins scholarship for ANU
Kindergarten students celebrate 100 days
Mental health program for Year 9 students
Selected for Central Coast school showcase
Improvements made over school holidays
Make-over for library garden
Students graduate from Top Blokes program
School competes for garden set
Staff learn about effects of video games
Woy Woy suffers 133-nil rugby union defeat
Southern and Ettalong United pull further ahead
Peninsula Ducks seek softball players
Stridsman wins women's Thailand Open
Annabelle sells sweets to compete in Global Games
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Roberts wins third consecutive bowls singles title
Soccer club raises money for new clubhouse
Goodman retains record in super bantamweight
Basketball back at leisure centre
Charity bowlers raise $650
Ken wins first major singles title
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Thirsty Thursday bowls group celebrates

Sophie wins scholarship for ANU

Year 12 student Sophie Allister of Woy Woy has been named a Australian National University Tuckwell Scholar.

Sophie was one of just 25 high school students from across the country to be issued with a Tuckwell scholarship enabling her to study at the university in Canberra next year.

Sophie will receive up to $25,000 per year for five years to put towards her education.

Sophie said: "I was recommended for the program through one of my teachers and it was a bit of a last minute decision for me."

The three-stage process required her to send off her academic record and recommendations, to write a second application and to sit a final interview.

In the process, she was given a tour of the university's facilities.

"After getting a chance to talk to students and staff and really see the campus and the facilities, I was converted," Sophie said.

The day after returning from her final interview, Sophie received a call offering her the scholarship.

"It was so surprising.

"I thought I'd really messed up the interview, so I was shocked to get the call," Sophie said.

Sophie is now preparing for her trial Higher School Certificate and deciding on what she'd like to study as an undergraduate.

"I'm interested in doing a commerce degree, but the university has so many options for double majors so I'm still making my decision," Sophie said.

As a Tuckwell Scholar, Sophie must start studying in 2020.

She said her first year's funding would be dedicated to her move to Canberra and study expenses.

"The scholarships are designed so that you don't have to work so you can get the most out of your university experience and I'm really looking forward to getting started," Sophie said.

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