The York District High School dux of 2007 was the winner of the York Community Bank’s inaugural scholarship.

Andrew Reynolds will use the $500 scholarship to help pay fees at the WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin where he has enrolled for years 11 and 12. “I’ve always wanted to go to Cunderdin for as long as I can remember,” he said.

The confident, outgoing student gained five awards at the school graduation night in December including the scholarship. The others were the Year 10 class overall award, citizenship award, health and physical education award and dux of the school.

Andrew said his sporting interests were confined to football and he had played for the York Roos at all junior levels.

While keeping his options open for further study at post secondary level he was keen to develop skills in mechanics and engineering construction. His aim was to eventually start his own agricultural contracting business in the district, he said.

Outside school Andrew has been a keen helper of the local fire and rescue service where his father, Peter, is a volunteer. “I want to join the service as soon as I’m old enough,” Andrew said.

In addition, he has had a number of part time jobs including one at York Rural Trading and is currently working at Retravision.

Andrew is the second son of lifelong York residents, Peter and Vicki Reynolds.

Lindsay McNeill

Andrew Reynolds accepts a certificate of recognition from York Community Bank manager, Tony Hunter, to accompany the scholarship he received on YDHS graduation night.