Two local secondary school students received Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) bursary awards in June on behalf of Realtors in Campbell River.
The bursaries will help both students pursue their dreams of post-secondary education.
Darcy Williamson, a student at Carihi Secondary School, and Julia Savery, who attends Timberline Secondary, each received a $500 bursary.
Janet Scotland of Century 21 Arbutus Realty in Campbell River presented the award to Williamson at a dedicated awards ceremony on June.
Savery received her bursary at Timberline’s combined graduation-awards ceremony held the same month.
Williamson is studying business and commerce at the University of Victoria, with a goal of obtaining a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Savery, currently enrolled at North Island College in Campbell River, is planning a career in marine biology.
Jane Kolmatycki, School District 72 Bursary Committee Chair, expressed her sincere thanks for the awards.
“Campbell River is very fortunate to have so many organizations and clubs with individuals who give so much of themselves to offer services and raise money for projects in the community,” Kolmatycki said. “Our school district is very thankful that our students are some of the beneficiaries of this generosity.”
“The bursary program was founded by Ralph Walker, a former VIREB Director and Honorary member. They were a passion to Ralph, believing education was so important for young adults. The Realtors of Campbell River are more than honoured to see it through,” said VIREB Director Cholene Begin.