Bunbury talent rewarded

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Year 11 students Raegan Carr and Kehaan Lang-McGuire.
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Bunbury Catholic College Year 11 students Raegan Carr and Kehaan Lang-McGuire were recently recognised as the first recipients of the inaugural Cross Verwijmeren Pty Ltd Indigenous Scholarships.

The newly created scholarships have been provided by former BCC students Jim Cross and Darren Verwijmeren, owners and directors of earthmoving service Cross Verwijmeren Pty Ltd.

The scholarships, which cover a substantial proportion of the tuition fees at the college, were made available to students entering Year 10 or 11 in 2021.

Winners of the new MADALAH scholarships for Indigenous students were also recognised at the school’s assembly earlier in the week.

Principal Michael Pepper said the partnership with Cross Verwijmeren Pty Ltd and MADALAH was a new initiative for the college in 2021.

“Our college is committed to providing outstanding opportunities for all students and in particular for our Indigenous students,” he said.

“These scholarships will help to empower our Indigenous students to strive for personal excellence to realise their dreams and ambitions in life.”

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