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Young, Black & Proud Scholarship 2018 Round 1 Winners

This round of the Young, Black and Proud Scholarship was bigger and brighter than ever. With a funding contribution from the Queensland Family & Child Commission (QFCC) in March, we were able to expand the program across the state for the very first time. We gave out more than 40 scholarships helping our young mob pursue their artistic, sporting, education and training dreams.

The winners:

Sania Anau
Sania is a 24 year old from Saibai Island currently studying her Bachelor of Nursing at Charles Darwin University. Sania wants to work in medical, surgical and emergency medicine in rural and remote areas.

Malakye Blow
Malakye is a primary school student excelling in math and English. He plays rugby league and wants to be an HPE teacher when he finishes school.

Dephina Bond
Delphina is a 17 year old from New Mapoon in Far North Queensland. Currently studying her Certificate III in Community Services at Cairns TAFE, Delphina wants to move into her Diploma of Nursing with JCU Cairns.

Bryce Brodie
Bryce is in his second year of becoming an electrical tradesperson. Bryce will use his scholarship to extend his studies to a dual apprenticeship in electrical and refrigeration.

Xemia Fisher
Xemia is a high school student in grade ten. She is dedicated to her goal of being the first person in her family to finish grade 12 and has enrolled in school programs and activities to help her achieve this.

Beau Hegarty-Wortley
Beau is a high school student who loves his school work and his sport, including touch football, fishing and soccer. He is a hard worker who is a role model to his peers.

Tyrell Hopkins
Tyrell is 12 years old and enjoys playing rugby league and riding his scooter. His goals include playing rugby league for Australia and studying sports science at university.

Tamika Lallyette-Sadler
Tamika is undertaking a Bachelor of Environmental Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast and a Bachelor of Marine Science at Griffith University. She plans to study a Master of Climate Change Adaptation by Research, a Graduate Diploma of Land and Sea Country Management, and a PHD relating to Indigenous knowledge and climate change.

Whitney Landers
Whitney is studying a Certificate IV in Personal Training. She shows cattle, rides horses, was sportswoman of the year, and was in the Queen's Baton Relay.

Thomas Olsen
Thomas is studying an Associate Diploma in Business at UQ College. He is also the YMCA's Queensland Youth Parliament Member for Ipswich West 2018.

Jasmine Roberts
Jasmine is currently studying a Bachelor of Law at Bond University and would like to become a criminal lawyer after graduating.

Jordan Thimble
Jordan is currently undertaking a Certificate III in Rural Operations and Agricultural studies. After finishing school, Jordan wants to undertake further studies in Conservation and Land Management to help him toward his goal of becoming a ranger.

Tiana Thorne
Tiana is studying a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology. She has a passion for health and fitness and wants to help people in rural and remote communities.

Malakai Vale
Year 10 student, Malakai wants to become a commercial fixed wing pilot. Malakai plans to obtain his recreational pilots licence before working towards a commercial licence.

Shanae Walton
Shanae received the second highest NAPLAN score at her school which allows her to participate in the high achieving academic Solid Pathways Program. She also attends gymnastics, and plays touch football and the violin.
Kateisha Cook
Kateisha is an artist who attends weekly art classes at Kontraband in Toowoomba. She works with a variety of mediums with a focus on street art.

Aleisha Cox
Aleisha is passionate about dance and is already making her mark in the industry. Currently dancing in the elite troupe and hip hop crew at Dynamite Studios Australia, Aleisha wants to study at ACPA when she is older.

Charlotte Ellis
Charlotte is a very talented clarinet player, singer and dancer. Charlotte recently had the opportunity to play with her school band at the Sydney Opera House for the Australian International Music Festival as well as other Sydney venues.

Madison Fisher
Madison is a dancer currently completing an Advanced Diploma of Performance Art at ACPA. She was recently selected to undertake a weeks' secondment at Bangarra Dance Theatre in Sydney.

Zac Maynard
Zac has a passion for the dramatic arts and has been playing the piano for three years. After graduating high school he'd like to study at NIDA, Griffith University or AIPA.

Cleopatra Pryce
Cleopatra is pursuing her career in the performance arts industry and is working hard to become a professional dancer and teacher. She has been heavily involved in major festivals, productions and events around Australia.

Zane Ratcliff
Zane is a student at ACPA and he performed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Zane has previously received the Young Citizen of Australia Award and wants to go to university to study Sports Science Medicine.

Royston Sagigi-Baira
Royston is a music (singing) student at ACPA. After ACPA he wants to complete a Bachelor of Music and become a professional musician.

Masud Sanders
Masud is a talented artist who works in a range of different mediums and canvases (walls, skateboards, cricket bats etc.). His speciality is large scale murals in public places.

Chantel Semple
Chantel is currently studying an Advanced Diploma of Dance at ACPA. She performed with Bangarra Dance Company in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and has performed around Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Lilly Winter
Lilly is a dancer who is completing her senior certificate while undertaking a Diploma in Musical Theatre with RAW Company. Lilly has a goal of becoming a dance teacher.

Taleatha Wright-Morgan
Taleatha is part of the Promenade Dance Studio Excellence program and is working towards completing a Certificate lll in Elite Performance. Her goal is to dance with Bangarra.
William Beasley
William is a 13 year old rugby league player known as 'Kid Flash' who has already been selected to play local and representative football.

Blake Campbell
Blake enjoys boxing and rugby league. He has attended the North Queensland games for boxing and aims to make the state titles for U13’s in rugby league.

Max Campbell
Max enjoys boxing and rugby league. He is a talented sportsman and recently made the state rugby league titles.

Edward Clark-Enslow
Edward is a competitive trampolinist and competes at a junior international level. He has won numerous medals and was the 2017 State Age U17 Champion for Double Mini.

Tameeka Clark-Enslow
Tameeka is a trampolinist, gymnast and dancer. She competes at state, national and international levels for trampolining. Tameeka has beginners and intermediate coaching certificates in gymnastics and trampolining.

Timothy Duncan-Hartley
Timothy plays rugby league for Bribie Warrigals and the Sunshine Coast Falcons. He played with the Falcons at the Central Division Carnival and has represented his school in divisional and regional competitions.

Selwyn Dynevor
Selwyn is a rugby league player who plays under 15’s premier grade for the Redcliffe Dolphins as well as representative teams.

Shameus Edwards
Shameus is a talented touch football and rugby league player, and has played representative touch football for his school, Mackay and Queensland. Shameus has been invited to the Australian Youth World Cup under 18’s selection camp.

Gregory Fisher
Gregory is a talented all-rounder. He loves playing rugby league and basketball, and participates in both sports for his school.

Kaylah Frazer
Kaylah loves playing basketball and has represented Rockhampton at four state championships. She is in the Queensland Talent Development Program and aims to play in the Queensland Basketball League, WNBL and WNBA.

Harley Friske
Harley is a talented cricketer and has played in the Queensland Men’s Iparja Cup, the Queensland under 17’s indoor cricket boys’ team and the Metropolitan Cricket team.

Shekinah ‘Shaq’ Friske
Shaq is a sports all-rounder having represented Australia in the Junior Matildas (soccer), as well as the Australian Indigenous Women's Soccer Team and the Queensland Indigenous Women's Cricket Team. Shaq has dreams to play in the Brisbane Lions 'Vixens' development squad and eventually the Brisbane Lions.

Skye George
10 year old Skye plays netball and Oztag at representative level and she's been selected for the Budgies Indigenous Australia Netball and the Queensland Oztag teams. In 2017 she played for the Indigenous Australian netball team, Queensland indoor netball team and the National Australian Oztag team.

Tanisha Hastie
Tanisha is a keen football and netball player. As a member of the Indigenous leaders program at Mareeba State High, Tanisha is kept busy also playing in the representative netball and football teams. Tanisha recently played in the netball State titles in Ipswich.

Jakiah Hill
Jakiah has played representative softball in the under 15's, 17's and 19's Queensland State Championships and Met West under 19’s school boys. He is also a qualified Australian umpire.

Bowman Jackson-Jacobs
Bowman is a rugby league and touch football player. He recently captained the U14s Brisbane Cobras to the grand final of the Qld Touch Football Junior State Championships and has been selected for the 2019 Junior Broncos development camp.

Brendan McKenzie
Brendan is a BMX rider who wants to become a professional rider and compete at the Olympic Games. He is a member of the ATSICHS Youth Advisory Committee.

Ezekiel 'Manny' Murphy
15 year old Manny is from Woree near Cairns and will be touring Greece this year after being selected for the Australian Futsal team.

Maylifa Peleseuma
Maylifa is a 12 year old boxer who has been boxing for 3 years and she has a big goal of making the Olympics. She has won state titles and golden gloves (nationals).

Akala Smith
Akala is a local, regional and state basketballer. Her goal is to play for Queensland at the state basketball titles as well as Wide Bay for athletics.

Savannah Sprecher
Savannah has been playing netball since she was five years old and has reached both regional and state level championships. Recently she represented Mareeba at the Qld State Championships. She also plays soccer, the violin and enjoys gymnastics.

Dylan Todd
Dylan is a promising softball player who has been picked to play in both regional and state sides and for the under 17’s Australian team.

Rhyanna Yow-Yeh
Rhyanna is a netballer and plays at a regional, state and national level. She has been selected for the U19’s Budgies Indigenous Australia Netball International Schoolgirls team.
We held an official presentation for scholarship recipients at the Parliamentary Annexe, Brisbane where they were awarded their scholarships by The Hon. Jackie Trad MP, Acting Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. Congrats to these deadly young mob for their drive and determination to follow their dreams for the future.

Check out the video and photos below!

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