EDUCATION awardee Miranda Matthews is now the proud recipient of a new laptop, after being chosen for the Zonta Whitsunday Education Bursary.
Miranda and her mother Sue were presented the award during Zonta's November meeting. Amanda is a Year 11 student at Proserpine State High School, and said the laptop would assist her with schoolwork in 2016 as well as hopefully using it to study medicine at university.
Zonta president Roz Jennings said the bursary award was given to an outstanding student to give a helping hand to continue their education.
"Zonta is all about empowering women at a local and global level. The avenues that we find empower women are healthcare and education," she said.
"Miranda more than met our criteria for the award, she's an excellent student and she had some great references from her school and personally."
To be eligible for the bursary, students must have an outstanding academic record, references from school and personally, and must also be interviewed by a panel of Zonta representatives.
"When we interviewed Miranda we found her absolutely delightful. She spoke beautifully and we were all very impressed," Ms Jennings said
The Whitsunday Zonta club offers various awards and bursaries throughout the year. For more information go to the zontadistrict22 website.