Metchosin Foundation Awards High School Scholarships
Four $500 scholarships have been awarded by the Metchosin Foundation to Metchosin High School students who plan on furthering their education to a post-secondary level. The funds are available thanks to the generous donation of a Metchosin resident who has asked to remain anonymous.
The scholarship for Academic Achievement has been awarded to Cyrus Dinh. His marks indicate that he excels in every subject from physics and pre-calculus to physical education. The University of Victoria has already accepted him into the Science faculty, and Cyrus would like to become a secondary school teacher someday.
The scholarship for Community Citizenship has been awarded to Savannah Askew. She has been a long-term volunteer for organizations such as The Priory, the Mustard Seed, the Salvation Army, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as well as the Boys and Girls Club. All this she achieves while maintaining great marks in all of her high school courses. Her ambition is to become an emergency room nurse, or a nurse practitioner and to this end she has already been accepted to Camosun College’s University Transfer program.
The scholarship for Environmental Stewardship has been awarded to the unique and adventurous Abbey Christ-Rowling who has been accepted by the United World College in Swaziland to earn a two-year International Baccalaureate diploma. She has pulled invasive species out of the forests from Metchosin to Banff, planted trees, worked on organic farms, cleaned up countless beaches and is constantly aware of the wasteful use of water. Through her interests in law, mathematics and the humanities we have confidence that Abbey will have a profound effect on the health of our environment, both here in Metchosin and around the world.
The scholarship designated for a Beecher Bay student is for all three of these categories: community service, academic achievement and environmental stewardship. Stacy Charles is currently attending Camosun College with strong interest in a range of language, community and indigenous social work issues.
All of us in Metchosin can be proud of these remarkable young people as they set out on their life journeys. Congratulations to Cyrus, Savannah, Abbey and Stacey! We wish you the best of luck in your future careers.