Lifestyle

Zonta helps Ellie to complete schooling

Ellie Charlton was awarded the Young Women's Scholarship for 2012.
Ellie Charlton was awarded the Young Women's Scholarship for 2012. Contributed

WITH a little help from Zonta, Year 11 student Ellie Charlton will be able to finish her secondary school years in a place she loves.

Ellie was last week awarded the Young Women's Scholarship for 2012, without which she may have had to leave her school, Scots PGC.

Ellie said she and her sister, Kasey, loved the school and their parents would do anything to keep them there.

"Scots is just such a great atmosphere and environment and the teachers are great and really want to help you achieve," she said.

"My grades have gone up since being at the school and there are so many co-curricular activities to do. It's great.

"In my application I wrote how privileged I was to go to the school and how it has opened up career options I never thought about before."

Once she completes high school next year, the ambitious student plans to spend some time travelling before settling down and working towards a career in the medical profession.

Ellie said the scholarship had taken a huge weight off her parents' shoulders and she was extremely grateful to Zonta for their help.

"Zonta is such an amazing organisation and they should really be proud of all the wonderful things they do for people," she said.

The scholarship will go towards tuition fees and uniforms, with Ellie saying she was most excited about some crisp, new threads.

Topics:  scholarship, scots pgc, zonta



Brazen thieves target small business

Senior Sergeant Craig Berry said the break in was a timely reminder for home and business owners to check their security measures.

POLICE are hunting for thieves who broke into the local store.

Spring brings the rise of the tick

TICKED OFF: Owners of tick infested properties have an obligation to take actions to prevent cattle tick spreading.

WHEN spring arrives, so do the ticks.

Board veteran retires after 26 years of stopping rabbits

PASSION TO PROTECT: Rod Towner has retired from the Rabbit Board after 26 years of dedicated service.

Darling Downs Moreton Rabbit Board farewells board member

Local Partners

9000 reasons to support our community clubs

Community clubs are good at what they do. They are not so good at telling the world about what they do, as Clubs Queensland CEO Doug Flockhart explains.


Testament's new album is a concept album

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. Gene Ambo

Testament to release new album

'Baby' recreates famous Nirvana cover shot 25 years later

The baby from Nevermind album has recreated the iconic cover shot.

PREVIEW: Luke Cage origin story is a strong addition to MCU

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage.

MIKE Colter stars as latest Marvel superhero to get his own series.

Kate goes down fighting in heated Survivor elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Kate Campbell.

YOGA teacher's 'good guys' alliance fails to get off the ground.

Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Rural properties expected to soar as investors seek income

Rural properties are should become highly sought after

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.