Legion awards scholarship, community-mindedness

Four applications, four scholarships to very deserving Lake Country students.

At the Lake Country Legion presentation meeting (left to right) is Kees Boersma

The Oyama branch 189 Royal Canadian Legion had planned on three, $1,000 scholarships but when the four applications came in it was too difficult to decide from such very worthy and talented students so a fourth was approved by the membership.

On hand to accept the cheques at the June general meeting were Julia Anderson, Mikaela Schellenberg and Trevor Pearson.  Shae Ashley McManus was unable to attend.

Julia Anderson will be attending Emily Carr University of Arts and design in September pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree and hopefully acheiving a Master’s degree as well. Julie’s end goal is to become a fine arts Instructor.  Both of Julie’s grandfathers are Second World War veterans and were born in Oyama.

Mikaela Schellenberg has been accepted to UBCO’s Human Kinetics program with UBC Chancellor Scholar designation. She is going to become a physiotherapist with the goal of helping various ages of people with disabilities or injuries at home and abroad.  Many of her relatives are veterans including the Second World War and Vimy Ridge.

Trevor Pearson will be going to UBCO in September. He is going into an engineering program. Trevor also sits on the District of Lake Country represeinting students. He runs a lawn cutting business with his brother plus he has a part time job in Winfield. He hopes it will become full time once he finishes his engineering degree. Trevor’s  grandfather served in the Second World War in the European theatre driving  tank. His great grandfather served in the First World War in the North African British Imperial Army.

Shae Ashley McManus is enrolled at Okanagan College Bachelor of Arts program with the goal of obtaining a degree in nursing. Her uncle was a veteran of the Second World War and his father of the First World War.

 

Just Posted

Kelowna and Lake Country popular stories from the week

The Capital News and Calendar highlight popular stories every Saturday afternoon

Cook kicks off byelection campaign in West Kelowna

The campaign office will be open seven days a week in the Westbank Shopping Centre

Kelowna students complete D.A.R.E. program

Students at Heritage Christian School received their certificates Friday

Dual-credit film program approved for Central Okanagan students

The Central Okanagan Public Schools is developing a program with the Vancouver Film School

Snow warning in effect for the Coquihalla

A snowfall warning is in effect from Hope to Merritt as slush and snow is expected on highways this weekend

Disappointing turnout for Kelowna women’s march

The Kelowna Women’s March on Washington was held Saturday, Jan. 20

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Most Read