Friends and partners: 2023 Endeavour scholarships

One of North Lake’s most enduring partnerships continued on 10 October with the presentation of the 2023 Rotary Club of Booragoon Endeavour Scholarships.

The awards go to Year 11 students nominated by teachers and are designed to assist the scholarship winners in their Year 12 studies at North Lake Senior Campus.

During the presentation dinner at Dome Deep Water Point the students joined in a normal Rotary meeting with their guests and staff members. They also heard about the exploits of past winners of the scholarships going back more than 20 years.

The 2023 winners are: Milad Mohammadi, Huu Thanh (Harry) Nguyen, Wannipa (Woon) Jirarattanarangsee, Jaricha (Fan) Chamorin, Shane San Pedro and Grace Swann. They are pictured above with Peter Best of the Rotary Club of Booragoon.

Each of the students was presented with a certificate and spoke to the gathering to tell a little of their own story and express their gratitude. Woon provided an unexpected touch by wishing her father a happy birthday.

The partnership continues to grow with Booragoon Rotary now an integral part of the North Lake Year 12 Valedictory.

North Lake News asked each of the 2023 Endeavour Scholarship winners to reflect upon the award and the presentation evening.


I was pretty excited about receiving the scholarship. I didn’t feel nervous and the moment I got up for the presentation was great. It was good to take my guardian and she enjoyed the night. I’m feeling pretty proud.


It was a great night for me and the scholarship is motivation for Year 12 – to be the best I can at everything. I’m still amazed really – to get the award and it’s the first time I’ve been at a dinner like that with other people.


It was very worthwhile for all of us and it was nice to go to an event outside of school. I’m happy to think there’s an organisation that wants to give an incentive to us to help with future purposes. The people were kind and I could see that they are genuine. It was also good to see what past scholarship winning students have done. (Shane is pictured with guest for the evening, fellow Year 11 Nicole.)


I was really anxious. But the people were nice and the ice-breaking games were brilliant and I got better after that. I didn’t expect to get an award as I haven’t had these opportunities in the past. It was shocking – in a positive way!


It was a really good evening and it’s nice to be recognised for what you’ve done at school. I was bit nervous about speaking in front of the group but it was ok. This has been a real boost for my confidence.


It was exciting to go to the dinner but I was very nervous about speaking. I feel very happy about getting the award. My parents said that I had done a good job, so that was nice.