Our team has been pouring through our 169 scholarship applications from across Canada, and our overriding impression so far has been just “wow”.
It’s been quite challenging to select the recipients, as there have been so many we’d love to honour. Students, your dedication to your schools and your communities is pretty incredible, and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who applied and to those who supported them.
We also have to offer our apologies for being a bit late in posting our recipients this year. The scholarship applicants poured their hearts into their applications and we read every one over the summer. But with various scholarship committee folks away on holidays this got delayed a bit. We appreciate your patience.
So without further ado, I’d like to announce our 2015 Scholarship recipients! Each one will be receiving a $500 cheque, and our runners-up will receive thank-you gift cards.
Grade 12 students who express themselves through music, acting or behind-the-scenes.
$500 Scholarship Recipient: CARI-ANN FAST Bethlehem Catholic High School, Saskatoon SA
Cari-Ann impressed our scholarship committee with the diversity of her projects and the tenacity with which she would seek out new challenges. From Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Little Shop of Horrors, Cari-Ann has shown incredible agility and a real drive for a following a future in the arts. Cari-Ann’s mentor, Drama teacher Sheena Adams, noted that Cari-Ann really takes her roles to heart: “Cari commits herself completely on stage no matter what character she is playing, whether the part is improvised, or a memorized script. She is always ready to perform when asked and puts thought into the characters she is playing, completing the necessary background research and script work to truly connect to the characters.” Congratulations Cari-Ann, and we hope to see you on stage one day!
MAKING GRAD GREAT
Grade 12 students who go the extra mile to make their graduation special.
$500 Scholarship Recipient: VERONICA SHIM Queen Elizabeth High School, Edmonton AB
SWEAT YOUR WAY TO GRAD
Grade 12 students who demonstrate school spirit and athletic achievement throughout the year.
$500 Scholarship Recipient: GILLIAN SAVAGE St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School