Eighteen-year-old Jack Dixon has been awarded the 2016 Southern Hearing Charitable Trust scholarship to assist him financially as he embarks on his university career. Having received a cochlear implant at the age of 11, the young Darfield man fashioned an impressive leadership, academic and sporting record during his five years as a boarder at St Bede’s College. He was a prefect in 2016.

David Kent, Chair of the Southern Hearing Charitable Trust, said that Jack was an outstanding young man and that this scholarship was to assist him during study for a Bachelor of Science degree at Lincoln University.

Further information about this year’s scholarship recipient.