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Nerang RSL awards bursaries to local school students

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The Nerang RSL and Memorial Club will present its annual bursaries to local school students, in an effort to recognise those who embody the spirit of the ANZAC’s.

The ‘Spirit of the ANZAC’s Student Bursary’ awards commenced in 1998 with two local schools, but since 2008 has grown to support an additional nine schools within the club’s membership catchment area.

In total, $6,500 will be awarded to the schools and presented to students who demonstrate courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice in their school environment and the greater community.

Two students from both primary and high school, of each of the 11 schools, are awarded the bursaries at their respective  school presentation evenings. Primary school students receive $250 each and high school students receive $500 each.

Nerang RSL and Memorial Club Manager, Andrew McInnes says the club has a strong belief in community spirit and a genuine commitment to the community.

“The Nerang RSL and Memorial Club has always prided itself on giving back to the people in the local community,” he said.

“The school bursaries have been part of our community program since 1998 and we are proud to support 11 schools in our local membership catchment area.

“The bursaries are provided to two students from each of the schools annually and are designed to recognise students who portray the Anzac spirit and strength of character. The funds also offer some financial assistance with their future education.”

The recipient schools involved in the Nerang RSL & Memorial Club ‘Spirit of the ANZACS Student Bursaries’ are:

  • Beechmont State School
  • Gaven State School
  • Gilston State School
  • Nerang State School
  • Nerang State High School
  • Pacific Pines Primary School
  • Pacific Pines State High School
  • Park Lake State School
  • St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School
  • William Duncan Primary School
  • Worongary State School

For a full list of school presentations, please see the attached schedule.

Situated at the gateway to the Hinterland, the Nerang RSL successfully caters to the large and demographically diverse population of Nerang and the surrounding districts.

A $25 million proposed redevelopment is currently before Council for approval.

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