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Investing in CQ's future leaders

Central Queensland’s high achievers are being encouraged to keep up the good work with more

than a dozen students expected to receive Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) distinguished

Student of the Year award.

The award is part of one GPC’s oldest bursary programs that has been supporting young talent in

the region for more than 30-years.

This year, 24 senior students from Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg will receive the award

for their excellent attitude, academic achievements and commitment to their community.

People, Community and Sustainability General Manager, Rowen Winsor said the bursary program

is a long-term investment to create future leaders for the community.

“This award recognises our talented youth and their hard work especially during such a

challenging year like 2020, and also motivates them to pursue their dream careers,” Ms Winsor


“It is such a pleasure to see these bursaries handed out at graduation ceremonies in schools across

Bundaberg, Gladstone and Rockhampton,” she said.

“We are fostering the leaders of tomorrow and potentially the future leaders of Australia’s

premier multi-commodity Port.

“We send our congratulations to the class of 2020, and we wish you all the best on your future


GPC is committed to supporting the communities in which they operate including supporting

youth on their educational journey.

​Marina Superintendent David Osmond and Tannum Sands State High student Natania D'Sa


​Marina Superintendent David Osmond and Tannum Sands State High student Natania D'Sa