At the end of our assembly on Monday, we also took the opportunity to present our successful recipients of this scholarship, which is in its third year. Richard Williams was an unsung, local hero. He worked tirelessly for others, and always put other people before himself. After his passing in 2020, some of his close friends, who he had been friends with since they were students together at Mordialloc College, got together to create this Scholarship Fund in his memory. Applications closed in March, and we had 31 applications from across the school community. The Scholarship Fund committee in consultation with me selected seven students this year to be awarded this scholarship to support student’s studies and/or pursuing a particular interest. Members of Richard’s family were in attendance, including Lindy Langshaw (Richard’s partner), Steve Strange the Chair of the Scholarship Fund board, and Ivor Donohue from the Mordialloc College Alumni Association. Steve spoke at the assembly about the scholarship fund and both Steve and Lindy presented our seven recipients with a framed certificate and scholarship fund letter.
Congratulations to Sarah O’Neill (Year 7), Aaron Yan (Year 8), Leon Yan (Year 8), Zoe McPherson (Year 8), Collin Joo (Year 8), Celestine Debargue-Tamai (Year 10) and Madison Jordan (Year 12).