Tertiary opportunities on the horizon for East Coast students

GENEROUS: St Helens District High School Principal Anita Haley and Graeme Chapple, who represented the Chapple family at the event. Picture: supplied

GENEROUS: St Helens District High School Principal Anita Haley and Graeme Chapple, who represented the Chapple family at the event. Picture: supplied

A new scholarship aims to support male students from St Helens District High School into university education.

The Kenneth Chapple Memorial Scholarship was announced on Friday as part of the estate of former teacher Kenneth Edmund Chapple.

St Helens District High School principal Anita Haley said the scholarship was an “extremely generous gift”.

“The scholarship will have a significant impact on the education and future life pathway of the annual recipient,” Mrs Haley said.

Mr Chapple was a teacher of trades, specialising in woodwork, from 1960 to 1984.

He had a lifelong interest in education, and wanted to provide young men with an education that would enable them to pursue a career in their chosen field through university study.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to the male grade 10 student who achieves the highest results across all curriculum areas.

“We are very grateful, humbled and honoured to be able to award this scholarship,” Mrs Haley said.

The value of the scholarship is worth up to $110,000 over four years.

The recipient will be announced each year in December.

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