Kitimat duo win Envision scholarships

Kitimat students Benjamin Thorne and Sam McWhannel know that hard work, community involvement and good grades really do pay off.

Kitimat students Benjamin Thorne and Sam McWhannel know that hard work, community involvement and good grades really do pay off.

These students are the recipients of this year’s $2,000 Envision Financial Education Awards, chosen from over 100 applicants.

This year’s winners have demonstrated academic excellence and have developed leadership skills in their neighbourhoods and communities.

Thorne was a leader in his school’s student council and volunteered and participated in many athletic endeavours.

McWhannel volunteered at the Kitimat General Hospital and has shown strong leadership qualities as part of his school’s student council, tech, yearbook and drama clubs.

For these students, preparing for post secondary education has been a long and thoughtful process and achieving their dreams has taken hard work and planning.

“You need to take every opportunity you have to volunteer. Work hard in school and get to know and use your teachers as resources,” says Thorne.

“In preparing for post-secondary education, it’s important to plan ahead, save a lot and make sure you stick to your plan.”

 

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