Two teenagers passionate about their studies and music have been awarded WA Police Union’s Education Scholarships.

Emily Moore and Bailey Gerada were presented their scholarships at WAPU HQ this month.

Scholarship2020Bailey Gerada who is entering Year 9 at Geraldton Grammar School is the son of Sergeant Peter Gerada and was awarded the Scholarship for regional WA.

Emily Moore, who was awarded the metropolitan region scholarship is entering Year 11 at School of Isolated and Distance Education and is the daughter of Detective Sergeant Glenn Moore.

Emily, who is passionate about her ballet and music is also studying psychology at school.

“I’m studying psychology ATAR at school and I really love it, that’s what I would like to do in the future,” she said.

“I dance full time and I do school online. It’s often quite hard to find time as I dance in the morning and do school work in the afternoons and at night but I love doing both.”

Emily also tutors younger students in maths and the ukulele.

She said she would love to one day dance with a ballet company and continue her psychology studies.

Bailey who also shares Emily’s interest in music, is a keen bass guitarist.

“I love music and Chinese. I’ve been studying Chinese for three years now, I love it,” he said.

Outside of the classroom, Bailey also does Air Force Cadets and one day he would love to become a pilot.

Along with the student’s academic achievements, the duo also give back to the community through a range of other activities.

Emily said the scholarship money would assist her to buy text books for school.

“Full time dance is quite expensive so this scholarship will help out with the education side of things,” she said.

Bailey said his scholarship would go towards his music tuition.

The scholarships were introduced in 1997 as a way of giving back to Members’ families and to help assist with the cost of education.

The value of the scholarships depends on the school year and will continue annually, subject to the students’ satisfactory attendance, conduct, academic progress and the Member’s continued membership of WAPU.

Applications for the 2021 scholarships will open at the end of this year.

By. Jessica Cuthbert

Picture: Emily Moore and Bailey Gerada were awarded their Scholarship certificates by President Harry Arnott at a function at WAPU HQ on March 11.