by Jim Morrison
The highlight of the assembly at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 245, Dorval, on Saturday May 9, was the arrangement of the youth educational bursary to 17 year old Pointe-Claire resident, Jess Walker in the presence of over 60 members.
Walker is a student in the academic plus enriched program at John Rennie High School, where she maintained an average of 80% through the school year. She plans on using the bursary towards her degree in Animal Health Technology at Vanier College.
The profile of an academic plus student is one who excels in studies, an independent and diligent learner, loves a challenge, genuine interest in all subjects, and prepared to work hard.
The Royal Canadian Legion does not have a national level bursary or scholarship program. Local branches are responsible to develop the specific eligibility requirements and application procedures
“It is important for our branch to support the future of our children. We believe in helping the families of our members with this program,” said Barbara Stokes-Cunningham, President of Branch 245.
“I think that it’s great that the Legion recognizes the young achievements and supports continuing education,” Walker told The Suburban.
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PHOTO CAPTION (Barbara Stokes-Cunningham, President, Legion Branch 245,(Left), Jess Walker, Stephen Clemson, 1st Vice President, Legion Branch 245)