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Peninsula teen's ethics rewarded
A Tamanawis Secondary School student has earned the Better Business Bureau's Student Ethics Award.
Grade 12 Sukhmeet Singh Sachal was recognized May 15 at the bureau's annual general meeting. The scholarship is valued at $2,250, and recognizes a student's dedication, integrity and academic excellence.
“Sukhmeet showed true leadership and is wise beyond his years,” Lynda Pasacreta, BBB president and CEO, said in a statement.
“Not only did Sukhmeet meet our academic requirements, he also put in nearly 1,600 hours of his own personal time to take the lead in a wide range of activities that have positive local and even global impacts.”
Among Sachal's activities and accomplishment's that caught bureau members' attention are his involvement with Students Without Borders, and Tamanawis's Global Awareness and Empowerment clubs. He is also a representative on the Surrey Leadership Youth Council.
In his entrance essay, Sukhmeet showed how he is concerned about domestic violence issues facing people within his culture. He responded to a situation when two students from his school were killed due to violence within their home and made a point to help organize an empowerment night to bring the issue to the forefront.