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.

 

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