Winners of local scholarships and bursaries at Unity Composite High School, Unity, SK, June 27. Congratulations to all 2014 grads!
Adam Wallace was the winner of the Grade 12 Proficiency Award, honour cord and the Governor General Academic Medal. The medal was presented by Jim Sego of the Unity Lions Club.
The first scholarship of the day, sponsored by Living Sky School Division and presented by school board member Ronna Pethick, went to Courtney Boser. Courtney also won the Unity Lions Club bursary.
Allison Kuhn won four bursaries – Unity Wildlife Federation, Order of the Royal Purple, Steven Wesolowski, Jimmy and Ethel Anderson – and a scholarship from the Unity Ag Society. She was also given the Living Sky School Division Technology and Innovation Award, which was presented by Jim Shevchuk, superintendent of curriculum.
Brittany Lacoursiere won the St. Peters CWL bursary and a Knights of Columbus bursary, the latter being presented by Dan Wilgenbusch.
Retiring UCHS principal Maureen Robertson presented Devan Bertoia with the Jeffrey Glen Bounting bursary. Devan also received a Unity Credit Union scholarship and a Knights of Columbus bursary.
Zoher Rafid-Hamed won a Unity Credit Union scholarship, one of two UCHS Leadership and Dedication Awards, the Access Communications scholarship, the Jenai Danielle Bounting Bursary and one of two Isabelle Anderson physical science bursaries. Principal Robertson made the presentation of the Jenai Danielle Bounting Bursary.
Jessica Weber won the second UCHS Leadership and Dedication Award, presented to her by former vice-principal Ruth Cey. Mrs. Cey will be the new principal at UCHS when school resumes in the fall. Jessica also won the Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary bursary and a Knights of Columbus bursary.
Brittany Hauta was awarded a Unity Health Care Auxiliary scholarship, the Delta Co-op scholarship and a Knights of Columbus bursary, the latter being presented by Dan Wilgenbusch. Wilgenbusch, former principal of St. Peters School, also retired at the end of June.
Kylie Walz was awarded the other Unity Health Care Auxliary scholarship, as well as the Tommy Rutherford Masonic bursary, which was presented by Vern Burns.
The David Ray Surine Bursary and the Downtown Medical Clinic scholarship were both awarded to Shevaun Feser. Dr. Lyle Williams and Shevie shared a laugh on stage during the presentation of the medical clinic scholarship.
The Construction Labour Association of Saskatchewan scholarship for someone entering the trades was awarded to Andrew Risling, with the presentation being made by UCHS teacher James Herrick.
Toni-Lynn Burnell won the Ed Burnell and family bursary, which was presented to her by her aunt, Stacey Davies.
Carolyn Loadman presented the CUPE 4747 scholarship to Erin Bick.
Unity Royal Canadian Legion member Si Campbell congratulated Jennifer Field as he presented her with the Legion scholarship.
The Tommy Rutherford Masonic scholarship was awarded to Devin Boser by Vern Burns.
One of two Isabelle Anderson physical science bursaries went to Mackenzie Chorney. Mackenzie also won the Candace Heitt Sports Bursary, presented by Tristan Humble-Halter.
One of two Dr. Robert Knowles scholarships was awarded to Mickayla Brandle. Butch Boskill was the presenter and was especially pleased to be able to present the scholarship to a hunting buddy of his.
Masonic Lodge member Don Wallace was likewise please to be able to present his grandson Adam Wallace with the last Reg Cantelon scholarship. Adam also won the Lions Club scholarship, a Jimmy and Ethel Anderson bursary and one of two Dr. Robert Knowles scholarships.