A LUCINDALE local has received a prestigious scholarship from the State's Country Women's Association.
Abbey Rivett won the Dorothy Dolling scholarship which will provide her with $500 to help with her Year 12 studies.
Dorothy Dolling was an enthusiastic and avid CWA member over many years.
After her death, her son set up a memorial trust fund to support rural students to continue and further their education.
Abbey was one of 11 recipients this year to be given the scholarship to support her with her studies.
Remarkably, she is the only school student to receive the scholarship, with the other receipients all attending university.
Currently in Year 12, Abbey has no face to face subject at Lucindale Area School.
She is studying three subjects - French, maths studies and biology - through Marden Open Access College.
She also studies through local delivery learning, and for this travels to Penola twice a week for chemistry and physics subjects.
Abbey was unable to attend the ceremony in Adelaide due to study commitments at Penola, and her sister Kelly accepted it on her behalf.
Abbey was very grateful to the CWA and will use the money for school books and travel costs for face to face tutoring support in Naracoorte to help with her learning.