Chemainus Secondary School graduates with big plans for the future are off to a great start with support from a generous community.
A total of $58,950 in scholarships and bursaries was awarded to members of the 2022 graduating class during Friday night’s ceremony at Chemainus Secondary School.
Combined with external scholarships, including an award of up to $40,000 to Samantha Phelps from Beedie Luminaries, that brings the grand total for the class to $100,750 for post-secondary educational opportunities.
Here is the complete list of the scholarship and bursary recipients:
Catalyst Crofton Scholarship $1,000 – Braiden Haine; Chemainus Doctors’ Health Sciences Scholarship $750 – Sienna Waller; Cowichan Eyecare Scholarship $500 – Nyah Healey; Duncan Daybreak Rotary Scholarship $1,000 – Dawson Bell; Cowichan Valley School District Scholarship nine at $1,250 each – Cullen Findlay, Kade Gariepy, Sebastian Guzman Leal, Laine Hogstead, Maple Mellson, Jade Reinsch, Sandy Stubbington, Dexter Thiessen, Jace Hamm.
49th Parallel Grocery Chemainus Bursary $500 – Cole Wasmuth; Alexander Wilson Bursary $1,000 – Samantha Phelps; Bernadette Bursary two at $1,000 each – Aidan Brown, Sebastian Guzman Leal; Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Bursary $500 – Cole Wasmuth; Chemainus-Crofton Eagles Auxiliary No. 4400 Bursary three at $1,000 each – Aidan Brown, Nyah Healey, Amelia Halbot; Chemainus & District Baseball Association $250 – Carson Kempthorne; Chemainus & District Baseball Association Larry Hopwo $250 – Laine Hogstead; Chemainus Elementary PAC Bursary two at $250 each – Aidan Brown, Sienna Waller.
Chemainus Firefighters Bursary $500 – Sienna Waller; Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Bursary two at $5,000 each – Jade Reinsch, Sienna Waller; Chemainus Health Care Foundation Bursary $1,500 – Sienna Waller; Chemainus Legion Branch 191 Bursary $1,000 – Carson Kempthorne; Chemainus Legion Branch 191 Fine Arts Bursary $1,000 – Dawson Bell; Chemainus Masonic Lodge Highmore/Robinson Bursary $500 – Bryan Untalan; Chemainus Rotary Club Jessie Price Memorial Bursary $200 – Nyah Healey; Chemainus Rotary Club John Dove Memorial Bursary $300 – Samantha Phelps; Chemainus Rotary Club Larry Nancarrow Memorial Bursary $400 – Sienna Waller; Chemainus Secondary PAC Bursary three at $500 each – Sienna Waller, Samantha Phelps, Nyah Healey; Chemainus Secondary Performing Arts Achievement Award Bursary $250 – Jade Reinsch; Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre Bursary $1,000 – Bryan Untalan.
District of North Cowichan Tom Walker Forest Legacy Bursary $600 – Bryan Untalan; Cowichan Valley Principals and Vice Principals Association Bursary $500 – Sebastian Guzman Leal; Crofton Catering Group Bursary Crofton Community Centre Society $1,000 – Dawson Bell; Hugo Lebitschnig Memorial Bursary Crofton Community Centre $2,000 – Laine Hogstead; Nessie Vye Memorial Bursary Crofton Community Centre $1,000 – Bryan Untalan; Don and Dorothy Craig Memorial Bursary $1,000 – Crimson McClellan; Duncan Elks Lodge 69 Bursary $1,000 – Sebastian Guzman Leal; Family and friends of Ryan Clark Memorial Bursary $500 – Cole Wasmuth; Harbans Manhas Memorial Bursary $1,500 – Sienna Waller; Jordan Scott Memorial Bursary $200 – Rowen Flynn; Manfred Maier Bursary $500 – Carson Kempthorne.
Crofton Elementary Merri Lau Memorial Bursary two at $400 each – Laine Hogstead, Dawson Bell; Paige Whitelaw Memorial Bursary $1,000 – Sebastian Guzman Leal; Roane Family Bursary two at $1,000 each – Bryan Untalan, Jade Reinsch; Saltair Community Bursary $500 – Sebastian Guzman Leal; Shannon McClelland-Miller Bursary six at $200 each – Jerry Edson, Jade Reinsch, Jayden Foster, Hailey Parkes, Cody Shiell, Crimson McClellan; Thetis Island Community Fund Bursary $1,500 – Crimson McClellan; Thetis Island Parents Association Bursary $500 – Crimson McClellan; USW Local 1-1937 (Cowichan Valley School District Employees) Bursary $500 – Dawson Bell; Work Experience Bursary $500 – Braiden Haine.