Princess Ladra, a former student of John Pirie Secondary School, has secured a Flinders Ports Scholarship as she begins a degree at UniSA. The $1000 prize was received by Princess last week after she was acknowledged as the 2016 scholarship winner during a special assembly at the Keith Michell Theatre last November. The award was given in recognition of Princess’s academic excellence and will assist with the initial costs of university.
“As a major local employer, we aim to support the local community, and in particular assist young people to reach their potential,” said Mr Vincent Tremaine, Chief Executive Officer of Flinders Port Holdings.
The high achieving 18 year old, has relocated to Adelaide to study Mechanical Engineering – one of the highly sought Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
“We congratulate Princess on her outstanding academic achievement and wish her every success with her studies and future career,” said Mr Tremaine.
For more than 10 years, the Flinders Ports Scholarship has been awarded to a year 12 John Pirie Secondary School student, who has excelled academically. The scholarship is part of Flinders Ports’ extensive sponsorship program, which supports the communities in and around the company’s seven South Australian Ports.
About Flinders Ports
Flinders Ports is South Australia’s leading port operator with seven ports located at Port Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Thevenard, Port Giles, Wallaroo and Klein Point. Flinders Ports offers a range of port and port related services including pilotage, mooring, survey and marine control. It is part of the Flinders Port Holdings Group, which is led by Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Tremaine. For more information about Flinders Ports, visit: www.flindersports.com.au