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Young, Black & Proud Scholarship 2017 Round 1 Winners

Recently, we invited our scholarship winners and their families to an afternoon tea at our Woolloongabba clinic. For those scholarships winners and their families who could attend, it was a great opportunity to award the scholarship winners with a cheque, a picture of them with their families and the opportunity for our CEO and Board of Directors to learn more about this years’ winners.

Young, Black and Proud scholarships are awarded to young people in our local community who are excelling in the education and training, arts and sports sectors. The scholarships enable students who are in financial need, the opportunity to attend school, training and/or university, undertake professional development courses, purchase equipment, pay for travel, accommodation, course or exhibition fees etc.

The winners are:

Billy Bougoure 

Billy is a buddying tennis player. He started playing at the age of 6, has been a National Academy player since the age of 11 and ranked no. 4 in Qld and no. 20 in Australia for his age group. He hopes to represent Australia in the Davis Cup. Billy is determined to make top 10 in the world by age 20.

Bianca Cook 

Bianca enjoys maths and digital media subjects at school. She also loves makeup and hair styling and one day hopes to become either a beautician or film/makeup artist.

Kal0b Gray 

Kalob is 16 years old and already has national and state boxing titles under his belt. He was crowned national champion in the 57kg junior boys division at the Under 19 Australian Boxing Titles in Perth and awarded the best junior fighter of the tournament. Every win is a step closer to Kalob’s ultimate goal; an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo in 2020.

Indigo Leon-Painter

Indigo is a dancer and cheerleader. She dances with Indigenous dance groups and has danced with Bangarra Dance Group at Creative Generation. Indigo dreams of attending ACPA and dancing with Bangarra on a permanent basis.

Stevie O’Chin 

Stevie is interested in visual arts. She currently studies a Diploma of Visual Arts at Southbank TAFE and wants to complete her Bachelor in Education to become an Art teacher. Stevie would like to be involved in organising exhibitions and introducing artists to the international art scene.

Toni Paulson 

Toni Paulson is a 16 year-old boxer from the Scenic Rim. She competes in Amateur boxing. Toni currently trains six times per week, sometimes twice a day, and fights approximately once a month. She is currently the number two ranked boxer for her age/weight in Australia. In the future she hopes to be a professional boxer and work as a childcare educator.

Merryn Trescott 

Passionate about making theatre, short films, visual art and dancing, Merryn studied a drama degree at QUT. She has worked at Digi Youth Arts, performed in the UNSETTLE dance component and “Black” poetry at Jungle Love festival, and worked as Business Development Manager of The Indian International Film Festival of Queensland. She currently works at the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane.

Congratulations to all of our winners!!!

Board Member Condy Canuto, winner Stevie O’Chin, her father and Chair Uncle Billy Condy Canuto, Tanya Bougoure (mother),  winner Billy Bougoure and Chair Uncle Billy
CEO Jody Currie, winner Bianca Cook with her family and Chair Uncle Billy Board Member Condy Canuto, CEO Jody Currie, winner Merryn Trescott and Chair Uncle Billy