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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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Testimonial

No matter how far we venture or sail on “Eliza” our Halvorsen 42 Coastal Cruiser, it is always good to get back to our Berth at Soldiers Point Marina, where the facilities are second to none and, it is truly a home-away-from-home. We have a choice of two top Restaurants who are always welcoming, the Marina Centre is always on-hand to help with any problems with a hull or engine room and, we now have our very own grocery Boat Shed. The way in which the Marina telephone is answered; “How can I help you?” simply sums up the attitude of ALL THE STAFF. Is it any wonder then, that our Marina now proudly fly’s the Flag with 5 Golden Anchors. Congratulations on your well deserved award, well done and many thanks for providing an International Standard Marina right here in Port Stephens, our little piece of Paradise just got even better!

Captain Chris Coy and Roslyn Coy