Three District students earn ASBO International Eagle Award scholarships

Three students were recognized during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Trustees with a trio of $1,000 scholarships.

In 2017, the school District received $3,000 from ASBO International in recognition of Christine Lee, the District’s Associate Superintendent, Business Affairs, receiving an ASBO International Eagle Award. As a result, the District decided to award one-time scholarships to three deserving high school students.

The three recipients included Josh Freund (Chinook High School), Justin Bly (Lethbridge Collegiate Institute) and Nimaya De Silva (Winston Churchill High School).

The Board congratulated these three students for recognition of the ASBO International Eagle Award scholarship, and presented them with certificates.

Students applied for the scholarship and submitted an essay, based on the following questions: What do you see as the driving forces that support student learning and becoming productive citizens in an ever-changing technological society? What resources, financial or otherwise, are required to support students?

WHAT WE HEARD:

• Create a structure that allows the opportunity for students to learn, investigate, engage, critically analyze and find solutions through collaboration and communication.

• A high variety of available classes beyond mandatory core classes allows students to explore their own skills and interest and make informed post-secondary and career choices, expediting their learning and fast growth beyond high school.

• In order to support every student, it is crucial that a teacher consistently applies different learning styles in a learning environment to accommodate for the needs of as many students as possible.

ABOUT THE AWARD RECIPIENTS:

• Josh Freund, Chinook High School: Freund has been accepted for admission to Harvard. He is a positive member of the Chinook community and has achieved high academic standing while training with an elite swim club.

• Justin Bly, LCI: Bly is considered a leader in fine arts, athletics and the classroom and has a very strong work ethic and academic commitment. He is enrolled at the U of L in the Engineering Program.

• Nimaya De Silva, WCHS: De Silva is extremely involved and valued member of the WCHS community. She is president of the Human Rights Club, Treasurer of School Council, member of the badminton team and an outstanding student. De Silva has already published a paper in the Scientific Journal and presented at conferences. She is enrolled at the U of C in Bachelor of Medicine.

Date posted: June 27, 2018