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Inaugural Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships Announced

Marina General Manager Darrell Barnett CMM was delighted to present four outstanding school leavers from Port Stephens each a cheque for $750 recently to further their education at TAFE, university, apprenticeships or training.

As a responsible corporate citizen Soldiers Point Marina values and appreciates the role of our young people in this community and provide many opportunities through the Real Futures Foundation to our youth.  The marina has for many years provided sailing lessons to students from Tomaree High and St Philips Christian College at no cost to the school or the student.

The Marina also decided to offer opportunities to young people in the wider Port Stephens community and establish the Inaugural Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships for school leavers aged 16-19 years of age.

“We had many applications for the scholarships and it was difficult to reach a decision but these four young people are exceptional and a wonderful representation of our young people. The funds will really give them a kick start for their future learning in a practical way” said Marina General Manager Darrell Barnett.

Scholarship Recipients:

  • Alannah Newell, Year 12 from Irrawang High School – to assist with her fees to study Bachelor of Criminal Justice at Charles Sturt University and an Associate Degree in Policing Practice
  • Molly-Rose Schwager, Yr 12 from Irrawang High School – to study Bachelor of Science with the end goal of studying Medicine and becoming a gynecologist or obstetrician
  • Connor Jacobs – currently studying Certificate IV Surveying at Hunter TAFE
  • Jordan Halprin, Year 12 Tomaree High School – to assist with fees to study for a Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Pictured from left in photo: Connor Jacobs, Molly-Rose Schwager, Darrell Barnett, Alannah Newell, Jordan Halprin

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...Two nights were spent at Soldiers Point Marina. This is a new marina and has been rated 5 anchors by the international Rating Scheme for Marinas. It is worth every penny it cost to stay. In our case an out of season rate of $95 sounded expensive at first but for this you get top class service and facilities. Cocktails in the evening, courtesy car to go shopping, morning newspaper and coffee and the bathrooms would put any Hilton Hotel to shame. The Point Restaurant above the marina was so good we went a second time.

Roger Gee, (Greenwich Flying Squadron)