Bridgetown High School Principal Carol Throsby and Belinda Meehan from the High School Alumni Association drew the scholarship naming rights sponsor.

Two lucky year seven students will get a helping hand with their high school education next year thanks to the Maranup Ford Caravan Park Scholarship Classic and the generosity of local businesses.

Maranup Ford Caravan Park won the naming rights to this year’s annual scholarship when its name was drawn from a box of sponsors’ names at the High School on November 30.

The scholarships are organised by the High School Alumni Association to help two year seven students, with $500 per year going towards environmental science education for three years, and $500 towards music education.

Each year participating Bridgetown businesses contribute $60 each to the Scholarship Classic.

The draw is normally held at the Bridgetown Show each year, but with the show cancelled, this year’s draw took place at the High School.

The winning students will be announced at the school on the 16th of December.

Rotary Club Treasurer Jacqui Jones with High School Principal Carol Throsby. Rotary has been a staunch supporter of the Shire’s schools.

Meanwhile the Bridgetown Rotary Club has also contributed $3900 towards the Alumni Association despite the disruption to its annual fundraising efforts caused by the Covid pandemic.

The virus saw the cancellation of this year’s Blackwood Marathon and the Tour of the Blackwood, both major fundraisers for the Bridgetown Rotary.

However, Jacqui Jones, Treasurer of the club, said the event sponsors had been very generous and many participants chose to donate their registration fees.

As a result Rotary still managed a $25,000 donation towards the Blackwood Youth Action Group’s Three Tier Youth Mental Health Program.

Ms Jones said Rotary has been helping the Shire’s schools with Dux awards and other contributions  for as long as she can remember.