Grace ($1000 student scholarship recipient 2022)
Scholarship winner Grace is a well-rounded individual with an impeccable student record, achieving 97% in her core studies in French Immersion. She has sought out volunteer service opportunities at school and in her community and has been recognized for her leadership in her school district.
Grace volunteers weekly at extended care homes, spending time visiting and helping the residents. These activities have nurtured her interest in a career in the Healthcare System as she moves into post-secondary education.
In addition to her participation is school clubs such as Students for Change, Grace’s passion for French Immersion learning has led her to participate in supporting potential candidates for continuing their immersion studies in high school. She has volunteered as a mentor and sponsor for new students providing coaching and orientation for incoming French Immersion students.
Grace was recruited at the district level for Destination Imagination BC to lead her own school team. Destination Imagination is an educational-based creative problem-solving program designed to encourage participants to work collaboratively to solve challenges and is committed to inspiring Innovation and Leadership among participants. She has represented her School District in the Destination Imagination tournament for the last two years.
We wish Grace every success in her education and her future endeavours.
Jayen ($1000 student scholarship recipient 2022)
Jayen is a most deserving recipient of our scholarship. He is a top student and has received certificates for excellence in Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Accounting in addition to helping his community and school with many hours of volunteer service. He has also been acknowledged provincially as a targeted high-performance athlete by Field Hockey BC and the Canadian Sport Institute.
During his years at Secondary school, he has been the leader of the Global Issues Club, presenting events and information sessions on humanitarian and environmental issues. He has led food and clothing drives for local charities such as the Nightshift Ministries and the Food Bank. He also volunteers his time as an Umpire in girls ‘field hockey.
In the community Jayen divides his time between coaching youth and helping seniors in Assisted Living Centers. He has also been a member of the Crime Prevention Society doing regular foot tours in neighbourhoods and reporting dangerous situations or incidents.
Jayen plans to attend Simon Fraser University with a goal to become a Doctor of Dental Medicine. We wish Jayen the very best in his educational and career goals.
Kathy ($1000 student scholarship recipient 2022)
Kathy is an exceptional student, graduating a year early with a Double Dogwood in French immersion. She is described as a passionate and self- aware individual who is inspired to help and care for others. Kathy has been very active as a volunteer both in the community and in school. She is planning to join the military to pursue a career in nursing and as a paramedic.
At school, Kathy has received awards for Excellence in Science Humaines (Social Studies), Most Sportsmanlike Athlete, Athlete of the Month, and the Principal’s List for Academic Excellence. She has been involved with the Leo (fundraising) Club, Girls Financial Literacy, the Yearbook, and student clubs for helping others.
Her volunteer work has been most impressive, participating in St. John Ambulance Youth Cadet program and more recently The Vancouver Police Department Cadet program where she achieved the rank of Sergeant and was responsible for delegating activities for 10 other cadets. Additionally, she volunteers at St. John Ambulance, Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society, and the Polish Student Society of the University of Toronto as a video editor/producer/translator.
Beyond academics and volunteering in the community she has participated in multiple sports including track and field, field hockey and ice hockey where she served as captain of her club team.
It was our pleasure to award a scholarship to Kathy. We wish her every success in her future plans and goals.