Chisholm Catholic College student receives City of Bayswater scholarship following acts of community service

Alexander Scasserra (16) has received an educational scholarship from The City of Bayswater. Picture: Marie Nirme
Alexander Scasserra (16) has received an educational scholarship from The City of Bayswater. Picture: Marie Nirme

A CHISHOLM Catholic College student has been awarded a scholarship after clocking up more than 200 hours of community service.

Year 11 student Alexander Scasserra was awarded a $1500 scholarship from the City of Bayswater, along with Bayswater Primary School’s Annika Martin, Shenton College’s Alexandra Truong and Perth College’s Maya Risah.

The money recognised students’ commitment and achievements.

Mayor Barry McKenna, who was on the selection panel along with councillor Brent Fleeton, said the standard of applicants was extremely high.

“The City has been running this program to assist families to ease the financial burden associated with nurturing emerging talent,” Cr McKenna said.

Alexander has already completed Chisholm Catholic College’s 30-hour volunteering program and has volunteered in the community for more than 200 hours since Year 7.

He has volunteered at St Vincent de Paul in Bassendean and Southern Cross Care Vincent House Respite Care.

“It’s good to interact because the old people don’t really meet a lot of people, to be a companion it’s really good,” he said.