Helping hand for students

February 17, 2017

Well done: Cobram Masonic Lodge's James Wilson (left) and Archie McQueen (right) congratulate award winning students James Wilson, Nita Davendran and Simon Kelly. Picture: Rhonda Doyle.

Two Cobram Secondary College students have received a helping hand for their studies this year thanks to the Cobram Masonic Lodge.

Year 9 students Simon Kelly and Nita Davendran each received a $250 scholarship at the school’s 2016 presentation night.

The Masonic Lodge award is for a middle school student with the capacity to work hard and wishes to continue with their schooling.

Simon has consistently demonstrated a mature and dedicated approach to his knowledge and skill development in all his subjects.

He is a positive role model in his classes with his patience and willingness to think around any problems he may encounter.

This exemplary role model is extended beyond the classroom.

Simon is a member of Cobram Secondary College Band and is always prepared to assist wherever he can, such as helping set up for the middle school’s talent quest.

In all Nita’s subjects, constant features of her school life are her dedication to learning and her refusal to give up on furthering the development of her skills and knowledge.

She co-operates with everyone in her classes and always uses her time wisely and productively.

Nita is a willing worker, both individually and as a member of a group, and this approach and flexibility is a testament to her exemplary work ethic.

The Freemasons Foundation allocated 37 tertiary awards, 82 secondary awards and three music scholarships during the 2015-16 year.

The total value of the awards was $350000.

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