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Scholarships give rising star a leg-up

ABOVE: Megan McPhee and dance partner Alex Davis. cont
ABOVE: Megan McPhee and dance partner Alex Davis. cont

RIGHT: Megan and her mum Wendy McPhee. rp-201210-025

SHE had a spring in her step before but now Megan McPhee is leaping for joy.

Megan has been accepted into a place at university to study physiotherapy, which was her first choice, and the acceptance has been made all the sweeter by the fact she has also been awarded the University of Queensland Excellence scholarship.

The scholarship is worth $6000 a year for up to four years which Megan said would go towards accommodation costs as she was also accepted to reside at Emmanuel College.

Megan wanted to live at Emmanuel as it was the college her dad lived in when he was at university. To further ease her costs of living on campus, Megan was also granted the Emmanuel College scholarship worth $2000.

“I was pretty excited, I had just got off the plane and turned on the phone which I never do and they’d left a voicemail message,” she said.

“I told mum, she was excited too, and then had to ring everyone in the family.”

Not ignoring her other passion for dancing, Megan auditioned for a part-time dance course at Mad Dance House, regarded as one of “Brisbane’s hottest dance school and entertainment agencies” by dancewear suppliers.

The part-time course at Mad Dance will take a year to complete and Megan will be kept busy combining dance classes with her full-time university studies.

“I’m a bit excited and overwhelmed,” she said. “It will be sad to leave the dance school, I will miss them. I’d like to thank Alex Davis, principal of Emerald Academy of Dance, for helping me get into Mad Dance and teaching me for the past 10 years.”

“I’m a bit excited and overwhelmed.”

Megan McPhee


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