Grand gesture made to students

Funding for the bursaries awarded was derived from the investment income of the Rotary Club of Campbell River Foundation supplemented by a grant from the Bingo money earned by the club

Nine bursaries of $1,000 each have been granted to help local students continue their education, Dr. Bruce Woermke, Chairman of the Rotary Club of Campbell River Foundation Selection Committee, announced.

  • Marcel Bernard, graduating this year from Carihi Secondary, will attend the University of Victoria to work for a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Biology.

  • Michelle Hughes has completed her first year at the University of Victoria. She will return to UVIC where she is working to complete the prerequisites to enter the Western College of Veterinarian Medicine in Saskatoon for four years of study to become a licensed veterinarian.

  • Bradley de Hart, a graduate of Timberline Secondary, is registered at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver to study for Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology leading to a career in pharmacy.

  • Madison Kelland graduated from Carihi in 2005 and has attended Camosun College for two years. She transferred to the University of Victoria where she attended part time while working to support herself, majoring in Elementary Education. She hopes to have her teaching credentials in another two years,

  • Gabriel Lessard-Kragen graduated from Carihi, where he accumulated an enviable record in extra curricular activities along with high grades, will attend the University of British Columbia to earn a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

  • Elise Mah, a Carihi graduate, will start her second year at the University of Victoria in the science department. She hopes to become an orthodontist.

  • Alison Ogilvie, Carihi, has completed two years at the University of Victoria towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Biology. This is her third bursary from the foundation.

  • Megan Ogilvie, sister to Alison, will be in her second year at the University of Victoria and will be pursuing a degree in Environmental design.

  • Nicole Smith, a graduate of Timberline Secondary, has completed two years at the College of the Rockies. She will continue her studies at the University of Victoria to get her Science in nursing degree. She hopes to return to Campbell River for work after graduation.

Funding for the bursaries awarded was derived from the investment income of the Rotary Club of Campbell River Foundation supplemented by a grant from the Bingo money earned by the club.