Each month our Newsletter will feature one of our Award Winners. Our Awards are funded by the proceeds from our Annual House Tour.

2017 Award Winners

December’s Featured Scholar

Olivia Bouaban, is a graduate of the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) Academy, and has achieved Gold Medal status with an above 90% average and awards in Math, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Within this academic environment, Olivia became a leader as a member of her Student council and participation in the Students in Action club. Her teachers describe her as “having a special gift for encouraging others when they see themselves as less than capable”. For exam-ple, as a team captain in sports, she would facilitate others to score goals and coached and tutored younger students to acquire skills. Olivia is studying Life Sciences at Queen’s University, and has written to us expressing her appreciation for the scholar-ship. She will use the money towards tuition and books. “This award has given me more confidence in pursuing my education”. Our thoughts of encouragement are with her at Queen’s!


November’s Featured Scholar

Our featured ‘scholar’ this month is Sophie Oprzedek, a graduate of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School and a recipient of a CFUW Math/Science award. Sophie is an honour graduate with an impressive 92% average, graduating with a Specialist High Skills Major in Health and Wellness. She trained in ‘Safe Talk’ to help her peers and worked very hard on projects to raise funds for a sister school in Haiti and a local food bank. This caring, and very talented young woman, is attending McMaster University to study Medical Radiation Services. Wishing her continued success!