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Bursary Awards Night 2015

Posted By Eddie Villarta


The program started with a synopsis of the Rotary Club of Nepean – Kanata and Rotary International by Bob Hillier. This was followed by the presentation of plaques to the students present and a few remarks by the students.

Unfortunately, our recipient from Pathways to Education, Justine Nyamwisi was not able to attend and our recipient from Sir Nicholas Adult High School, Deanna Deal was attending her grad as we were presenting the awards. Past President Peter made the award on behalf of the Club.

Sarah Berra – Youville – has been a student at Youville since the summer of 2014 and has been a role model to the students. She is exceeding in the parenting of her two year old son and will be attending the Prep for Health Care course at Algonquin in the fall with future plans to become a Dental Hygenist.

Danielle Fournier – Youville – came to Youville in September 2014 and has been a leader in the classroom and a respected student. Danielle was chosen to be an ambassador for the school when Premier Wynn visited the program. Dan has a son and volunteers at the Native Friendship Centre. She will be studying Esthetics at Algonquin in the fall to become a make-up artist.

Samantha Labelle – Elizabeth Wynn-Wood Alternative School – joined the school in 2011 and earned most of her HS credits at the institution with most marks in the 80-90% range. She completed over 370 volunteer hours volunteering at various events. Samantha overcame an anxiety disorder which prevented her from leaving her home with help of the Back on Track program at CHEO. Samantha will be attending Queen’s in September studying psychology with an emphasis on developmental disabilities.

Emily Spencer – Bell High School – Emily is a compassionate volunteer who has volunteered since she was in middle school. She has worked with mentally disabled persons both as a volunteer and as a peer support worker at Bell. She is a regular volunteer at the Silver Springs Garlic Farm. Emily will be studying developmental disability psychology at Western U in September.

Reem Chansedine – Sir Robert Borden – Reem is a dedicated student who has held down a part-time job to ensure she has the funds for post secondary education. She volunteers at an Arabic language school as a T.A. and doing office admin duties. She also volunteers at the West End Legal Services. Reem will be attending Algonquin in September to become a para legal.

Each of the awardees received $ 1,000.00 cheque during their graduation.


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