Legion hands out its annual scholarship awards to Lake Country students

Three of the four annual awards handed out at the Oyama Legion regular meeting

Oyama Legion president Rob Nairne (left)and scholarship chairman Kees Boersma with recipients Zana Heater

Oyama Legion president Rob Nairne (left)and scholarship chairman Kees Boersma with recipients Zana Heater

The Oyama branch of the Royal Canadian Legion presented three of its four scholarships at its last  general meeting, handing out $1,000 awards to four local students.

“All of the applicants were very worthy so it was difficult picking just four so the Legion hopes to increase it to five next year,” said Legion representative Jack Williamson. “The choice is based on need, scholastics, community service, recommendations by teachers, a personal interview and the relation to a veteran, although that is not a requirement.”

The three recipients that were awarded their scholarships are as follows:

•Zana Heater is a UBCO student studying to obtain Bachelor of Science degree and hoping to become a doctor and ultimately a general surgeon.

•Christopher Polacco is studying to become a computer program designer at Okanagan College then plans to go to UBCO for a Bachelor of Arts.

•Curtis Rawsthorne attending UBCO Faculty of Science majoring in mathematics.

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