November 25th 2009

2009 Scholarship Recipients

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Honours Bright Young Stars Of The Future!

Recipients of the TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 2009-2010 Scholarships were honoured at a reception at the TEAM office on yesterday evening. 

There were 24 applications this year, and the Scholarship Committee (Debra Akister, Bob Linsdell and Chairperson Kim Pododworny) indicated that it was difficult to choose just six recipients when there were so many good candidates.

President Misty Hughes-Newman, standing in for the Scholarship Committee Chairperson, said that while scholarships are awarded based on technical or academic marks, community activism and volunteerism is an important factor in making the decision, and each of this year’s recipients was exemplary.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Wesley Chan (Lap Chan)
  • Brittany Finnson (Ron Finnson)
  • Hailey Garner (Clint Garner)
  • Karen Schellenberg (Anna Schellenberg)
  • Tara Smilinski (Mark Smilinski)
  • Kelly Van Damme (Sheila Van Damme)