Helping hand . . .This year's MLT scholarship recipients gather at last week's ceremony, including (from left) Flynn Goodger (18), Charlotte Cuttance (17), Piper McDougall (17), Jakob Harrex (17), Hannah Kennedy (18), MLT board member Bunny Burgess, Harriet Grogan (17), Olivia Wallace (18), and Dakoda Conroy (18).MARGARET.PHILLIS

Two extra pupils joined the line-up of Mataura Licensing Trust (MLT) scholarship recipients this year.

The trust previously gave out about five scholarships of $1500 for three years to recipients.

This year there are eight in the line-up.

MLT board chairman Horace McAuley said it was a most special day for the trust.

Giving out eight scholarships had varied from the norm.

“We would normally do five.”

The trust received 35 applications this year and that number was whittled down to 14, Mr McAuley said.

“Then you think, where do we start?”

December was a special month for the trust as not only were scholarships awarded but also the organisation hosted several Christmas dinners for senior citizens.

The recipients were:

Dakoda Conroy, from St Peter’s College, will study accounting/auditing.

Charlotte Cuttance, from St Peter’s College, will study medicine.

Jackob Harrex, from Gore High School, will study to become an environmental adviser.

Harriet Grogan, of Gore High School, will study chemical and process engineering.

Olivia Wallace, of Menzies College, will study radiology.

Flynn Goodger, of St Peter’s College, will study quantity surveying.

Hannah Kennedy, of Gore High School, will study physiotherapy.

Piper McDougall, of Blue Mountain College, will train as a teacher.spy offersNike News