KCI graduates presented more than $13,000 in scholarships

The 21 Kamsack Comprehensive Institute students who comprise the school’s class of 2020 shared more than $13,000 in scholarships that were announced during the virtual graduation on June 29.

In addition, the Chernoff Scholarship of $4,500 is to be presented in the fall.

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“The KCI would like to thank the community sponsors who provide scholarships for our students,” said the graduation program. “Your financial support will help our students reach their future goals.

“KCI is proud to recognize the graduates of 2020 for their accomplishments,” the program said.

Ryan Bear received the Tyson Werrell Memorial Scholarship of $200 for excellence in practical and applied arts courses throughout his high school years.

Josh Bielecki received the Photography by Mitch Scholarship of $250 in recognition of “the most creative and innovative of mind” regardless of subject.

Five graduates received the KCI staff scholarships of $150 each for excellence in contributions to academics and in extra-curricular involvement. They are: Samantha Chernoff, Breanne McLean, Ysabel Morenos, Teagan Ruf and Savannah Zielinski.

Shaelyn David and Ysabel Morenos each received the Affinity Credit Union Elwood Harvey Scholarship of $2,500. The scholarship was earned in the students’ Grade 11 year for leadership and academics.

Juanita Cote is the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship of $1,000. The scholarship is awarded to 16 students in the province who have lived through vulnerable circumstances during high school. Students are nominated by their respective schools.

Shaelyn David received one of the seven Good Spirit Teachers’ Association Scholarships of $750 each which were awarded students attending faculties of education in the fall. She also was presented with the Kamsack Dental Lab Scholarship of $200 for general proficiency in academics and extra-curricular involvement.

Maison Davis was the recipient of the Leland Campbell Kondratoff Persick LLP Award of $250 which is presented to a KCI graduate attending post-secondary education in the fall. Academic and extra-curricular participation are considerations.

Jordan Green received KCI community service and/or essential worker recognition by having been presented $150 for outstanding contributions to the community for work with the Kamsack Fire Department.

Liam Lachambre was the recipient of the RM of Cote Scholarship of $250. The scholarship is awarded to the highest academic student residing in the RM of Cote.

Sadie McGriskin was the recipient of five scholarships totalling $1,750. She received the Town of Kamsack Award of $500 which is awarded to the top academic student residing in the Town of Kamsack; the Darren Larson Memorial Award of $250 for being the top student completing Chemistry 30, Biology 30 and Physics 30; the Andrychuk Funeral Home Scholarship of $300 for being the top Biology 30 student; the Royal Canadian Legion, Kamsack Branch, Scholarship of $500 which is awarded to the top academic graduate who is a grandchild or great-grandchild of a Legion member, and the Kamsack Dental Lab Scholarship of $200 which is awarded to three KCI graduates for general proficiency in academics and extra-curricular involvement.

Aura Whitehawk was the recipient of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship of $500. The scholarship is awarded to 16 Grade 11 students in the province who have lived through vulnerable circumstances during high school. The award is meant to encourage students to complete Grade 12 and to continue on to post-secondary education.

Kade Wishnevetski received the Zarchikoff Leadership Award of $200 for excellence in contributions to the Student Leadership Council. He is also one of the three recipients of the Kamsack Dental Lab scholarships of $200 for general proficiency in academics and extra-curricular involvement.

Named the recipient of the 2020 Masonic Award, Zachary Zbeetnoff received $200. The recipient of this award is selected by the graduating class based on integrity, academics and extra-curricular involvement.

Regarding post-secondary scholarships, KCI graduates are offered entrance scholarships to the post-secondary schools they have applied to. To date two students have received entrance scholarships: Josh Bielecki, who received $1,000 from the University of Saskatchewan, and Maison Davis, who received $3,000 from the University of Regina.

In addition, it was announced that Kade Wishnevetski is the recipient of a scholarship of $250 from the Yorkton Kalyna Ukrainian Dance Club for excellence in dance.