December 5, 2014
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has congratulated Kingaroy SHS graduate Samantha Hudson on receiving a $10,000 scholarship to attend Agricultural College next year.
Mrs Frecklington said Samantha was one of just 10 students from drought-hit regions around Queensland who will receive a scholarship to kick-start their agricultural studies.
Also successful was Jayden Parnell, from Wondai.
“It is terrific to have two local students achieving this scholarship, which provides the much-needed financial assistance to allow them to attend Emerald Agricultural College,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“Samantha explained to me that she has chosen agricultural studies so she can work with horses and is ultimately hoping to become a jillaroo.
“The two-year primary industries program at Emerald Ag College will give both Samantha and Jayden an excellent start to their careers in agriculture.”
Samantha said she was so excited to learn she had received a scholarship and said it would definitely help her with her studies.
“I want to extend my knowledge and practical skills in agriculture. I am very passionate about working with livestock as well as cropping and general farming,” she said.
Mrs Frecklington said the scholarship winners came from some of the hardest-hit drought areas but they were still very keen to build careers in agriculture.
“The sector offers them a broad range of exciting opportunities and I wish them all the best,” she said.