Three Local High School Students Awarded Special Admissions Scholarships to Trent University
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Other Prestigious Scholarships Awarded to Students in Toronto, Winnipeg, and London
Friday, May 26, 2006, Peterborough
Local students from PCVS, Holy Cross, and Lakefield District Secondary Schools have won and accepted three Trent University Special Admissions Scholarships, valued at $15,000 each.
Special Admissions Scholarships are awarded to students entering their first year of study at Trent. They recognize outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievement.
The local winner's of the Special Admissions Scholarships are as follows:
Earl Sacrey, PCVS
Earl Sacrey comes to Trent with an academic average in the mid-nineties. Through Trent's Concurrent Education program, he is looking to pursue a career as a high-school Chemistry, English and Music teacher.
With an avid interest in student leadership, Mr. Sacrey has filled many positions on various councils and he is one of only two Peterborough students to attend the Canadian Student Leadership Conference. In addition to school, Mr. Sacrey is heavily involved in theatre as an actor, producer, stage manager, and musical director with more than ten shows. He spends his summers volunteering as a camp counsellor with the local YMCA.
Jonathan Pinto is a self described "political junkie"; as such, he is looking to Trent as a spring board into an academic career pursuing first an undergrad and then possibly a Masters and a Ph.D. in Canadian Studies.
Mr. Pinto is a top student at Holy Cross with an average in the nineties. He is also a devoted volunteer on many councils and committees, including the Peterborough Youth Council and Downtown Countdown, Peterborough's New Year's Eve festival. For his dedication, Mr. Pinto was awarded the City of Peterborough's first annual Male Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.
Kenneth Brady Green, Lakefield
With an average in the mid-nineties, Brady Green comes to Trent to pursue a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. His undergraduate degree will be his first step towards achieving his dream of becoming a medical doctor.
Committed to learning both inside and outside of the school environment, in addition to school work, Mr. Green works and volunteers with disabled people as well as at the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society. Mr. Green has also travelled to many parts of Canada and has learned, first-hand, about the many different cultures in this country.
In addition to the Special Admissions Scholarships, Trent University has awarded two Champlain Scholarships, valued at $20,000 each, to Tarannum Syed from Central Commerce Collegiate Institute in Toronto and Chris Ferguson-Martin from Grant Park High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The $18,000 Board of Governors' Leadership Scholarship was awarded to Stephen Benaway from A.B. Lucas Secondary School in London, Ontario.
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