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White Rock Elks award 3 local students with scholarships

High school graduates earn $1,000 each toward post-secondary efforts
Semiahmoo Secondary student John Liu, left, White Rock Elks 431 president Kelly McKay, Elgin Park Secondary student Misha Makogonsky, and Semiahmoo Secondary’s Laura Zhang at the Elks’ recent scholarship presentation. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Elks members were busy giving graduating students a helping hand with their post-secondary endeavours over the weekend.

The club held its annual scholarship awards to recognize exceptional youth in the local Semiahmoo Peninsula community, awarding three high school graduates with three, $1,000 scholarships.

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With graduation fast approaching, the scholarships were timely for the recipients.

To apply for the scholarship, all students are required to submit a 300-word essay on the importance of volunteering in the community, a core value of the Elks of Canada, noted White Rock Elks committee head for charity and fundraising Bob O’Keefe.

He added a record number of submissions were received this year.

Tricia Weel

About the Author: Tricia Weel

I’ve worked as a journalist in community newspapers from White Rock to Parksville and Qualicum Beach, to Abbotsford and Surrey.
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