Their educational journey began at local small school, Mount Pleasant Public, so it seems only fitting that Ella Palmer, Emma Cheetham and Taylor Giggins end their schooling the way they started it – together.
And, that’s exactly what they’ve done, with the three hard working students all receiving Glencore university bursaries as they head into the next big chapter in their lives.
The Glencore scholarships support each scholar by granting a $3000 lump sum to go towards their university studies.
For Ella, the financial support will help her make the move to Armidale, where she will study Rural Science at the University of New England. Here, she will also work with PHD students to research beef production and meat quality. Her interest in rural science stems from her personal experiences of growing up on a farm and working on a feedlot.
“I think there is a lot of potential in the rural and agricultural industries, so I’m really excited to start my studies,” Ella says.
For Emma Cheetham, Dux of Singleton High School, the Glencore bursary will support her in covering the cost of travelling to and from the University of Newcastle, where she intends to study Medical Engineering.
The bright young student is keen to get stuck into her studies, which could entail anything from the design of medical equipment to the engineering of artificial limbs.
Taylor Giggins, who was recently awarded Singleton’s Young Achiever of the Year, has her sights set on a six month internship at Burn Bright, a non-profit organisation in Sydney. In August of this year, she will begin a double degree of Sports Management and Exercise Science in Canberra.
Principal Jo Scott said the school sincerely thanks Glencore for their ongoing support and commitment to the future of Singleton students.
“The scholarships are a great opportunity for our students,” Ms Scott says.
“Taylor, Emma and Ella are lovely students and have consistently demonstrated hard work and enthusiasm in everything they do.
“They’ll be missed at Singleton High School.”
Congratulations and good luck to all three achievers.