TERTIARY STUDY AWARDS:
The Twilight Concerts Tertiary Study Award is designed to recognise and assist Katikati students who have demonstrated artistic talent and potential and who are pursuing a career in the arts.
The first year our scholarships were presented was in 2007.
Ty King-Wall – one of Katikati’s most successful students in the artistic world – kindly came along to present awards of $2,000 each to Natasha Falconer (26) and Josie Lee (18).
Natasha was completing a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Toi Whaakari in Wellington and Josie Lee was about to start her first year at AUT in Auckland, with her ambition to teach dance.
2008 winners were George Gates, a Katikati student who had made it through to the top 18 of the first New Zealand Idol show, and studied at Excel School of Performing Arts in Auckland; and Cindy Tsao who is studying for a Bachelor of Music degree at Auckland University, majoring in piano and violin.
2009 recipients: Kees Fransen who went on to study at Toi Whakaari for a diploma in Entertainment Technology and Rachel Thomas who studied for a Bachelor of Media Arts degree at Wintec in Hamilton.
Celeste Holmes (18) went to AUT to study for a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Graphic design and Riah King-Wall (17) (sister of Ty) began a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Massey University in Wellington.
2011 scholarships went to Rebecca Radford from Katikati and Tess Robinson from Te Puna. Tess is studying at the NZ School of Music in Wellington, majoring in classical singing.
2012 scholarship recipient was Ben O’Leary (17), below left, who is studying for a Bachelor of Applied Arts at Whitireia Polytechnic in Porirua.
A special one-off grant was made to Hollee Fisher (17), below right, beginning a Bachelor of Design and Textiles degree at AUT.
Details of scholarships - criteria and an application form – are available here.