Arthur Grassby Scholarship recipients prepare for trip of a lifetime

The Arthur Grassby Scholarship provides funding for Year 11 East Gippsland students to walk the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea.

Two Nagle College students were successful in their application for an Arthur Grassby Scholarship and will be hiking the Kokoda Trail during the Term 2 break: Chantelle Cooksley and Kelsey Baylis.

Chantelle was awarded the scholarship in 2021, however was unable to attend due to Covid restrictions. She will be joining Kelsey and the 2022 cohort.

The scholarship honours the late Arthur Grassby – a Bairnsdale resident and Kokoda veteran, and is open to all Year 11 students studying in East Gippsland. Students are required to write an essay outlining Kokoda’s importance in Australian history, and its significance to the Gippsland Region.

Chantelle and Kelsey are the fourth group of Nagle students to be recognised as scholarship recipients. and Casey are the third group of Nagle students to be recognised as scholarship recipients. Past Nagle students Kelsey Cuttriss and Ginger Kleehammer (2018), Callum Greer (2019) and Casey Grimsted (2021).

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