Two students win scholarships

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Shop founder Susanne Hunter and volunteer Tessa Fothergill’s hearts were warmed by the thanks they received from scholarship recipients.
Camera IconShop founder Susanne Hunter and volunteer Tessa Fothergill’s hearts were warmed by the thanks they received from scholarship recipients.

Dalyellup’s only charity op shop, Strong Angels, has presented two local school students with $3000 scholarships to Dalyellup College.

The scholarships will stay with the students throughout studies at high school, with $500 a year for extra-curricular activities, including field trips and excursions.

The students from Tuart Forest Primary School and Dalyellup Primary School were chosen by their respective principals in accordance with a strict criteria laid out by shop founder Susanne Hunter.

“The criteria is enthusiasm, potential and attendance... it’s not about picking the top student,” she said.

“We’d like to take two every year, that’s the goal, but this is the first year.

“It’s a thank-you to the local community for supporting us the past 14 years.”

Strong Angels was started by Mrs Hunter after the Bali bombings to raise funds and provide assistance to orphanages.

The charity was officially launched in 2006 with the intent of helping orphans get through school.

“We not only helped overseas, we were helping locally,” she said.

“We thought if we could get a shop, that would be our thank you to start two scholarships here.”

The Strong Angels charity op shop was opened last August.

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