WFCU Announces Harold Hewitt Scholarship Winners
The WFCU Credit Union has released its 2018 Harold Hewitt Scholarship winners.
Twenty-eight students out of 484 submissions received a piece of $44,700.
The students range from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Credit Union President and CEO Eddie Francis says he wishes he could congratulate every winner individually but he's please to help them learn the importance of, "financial literacy and helping them build their educational savings."
The Harold Hewitt Scholarship was inspired by the late Director on the WFCU Credit Union Board.
It began in 2001 as part of WFCU's annual community investment program.
To date over $172,700 in scholarships has been awarded to 269 youth who will collect $2,000 for their education when they complete high school.
This year's submission topic was, "imagine what our community will look like in 20-years from now."
Francis says based on their answers, the future is in good hands.
The following youth were selected as recipients of the 2018 Harold Hewitt Scholarship:
JK - Grade 1 (awarded $1,200.00 scholarship each)
Danica Beaulieu Grade JK École Catholique Sainte-Antoine
Paisley Klundert Grade SK École élémentaire catholique pavillon des jeunes
Deanna Tran Grade 1 Sandwich West Public School
Taliah Pearce Grade 1 St. William Catholic Elementary School
Grades 2-3 (awarded $1,300.00 scholarship each)
Eva James Grade 2 St. William Catholic Elementary School
Griffin Hansen Grade 2 Anderdon Public School
Ryan Riahi Grade 2 Académie Ste. Cécile International School
Liliane Hussey Grade 3 Académie Ste. Cécile International School
Gavin Wichlacz Grade 3 École élémentaire catholique Monseigneur Augustin Caron
Grades 4-6 (awarded $1,500.00 scholarship each)
Hannah Hage Grade 4 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School
Emma Persaud Grade 4 Académie Ste. Cécile International School
Nathan Tepperman Grade 4 Académie Ste. Cécile International School
Jack James Grade 5 St. William Catholic Elementary School
Noah Bradatanu Grade 6 L.A. Desmarais Catholic Elementary School
Victoria Mikitch Grade 6 Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School
Grades 7 - 8 (awarded $1,700.00 scholarship each)
Arianne Andary Grade 8 École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-d'Youville
Karlee Dusome Grade 8 Assumption College Catholic Middle School
Samantha DeRose Grade 8 École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-d'Youville
Jaimes Lilly Grade 8 École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-d'Youville
Grades 9 – 10 (awarded $1,900 00 scholarship each)
Gurshabd Varaich Grade 9 Vincent Massey Secondary School
Georgia French Grade 9 St. Anne Catholic High School
Kyra Lear Grade 10 Kingsville District High School
Alexis Meloche Grade 10 Sandwich Secondary School
Grades 11 - 12 (awarded $2,000.00 scholarship each)
Claire Fields Grade 11 École secondaire catholique E.J. Lajeunesse
Carver MacKinnon Grade 11 St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School
Sylwia Borawski Grade 12 Holy Names Catholic High School
Sarah Wester Grade 12 Holy Names Catholic High School
Jamiel Nasser Grade 12 W.F. Herman Academy Secondary