On July 27th PRCVI was very pleased to host a reception to honour the recipients of the 2009 Jericho Hill Legacy Trust (JHLT) Scholarship Awards. The Scholarship Awards are presented annually to one or two BC students graduating from grade 12 who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and community service. We were very pleased to have John Warren representing the JHLT board of directors present the one thousand dollar scholarship and award to this year’s recipients, Ms. Angell Lu Lebel and Brendan Debrincat.
Brendan Debrincat is a graduate from the Inter-A secondary school program offered by the Surrey School District. The goals for this program include a commitment to leadership, collaborative learning and community service. He has accomplished a great deal during his high school years and is known for being a meticulous planner and problem solver. He participated in IDEAS36, a Surrey School District Leadership conference and co-hosted his high school’s 2008 Remembrance Day ceremony. Brendan has also organized a variety of cultural seminars, chaired important fundraising initiatives and was a key mover and shaker in SET-BC Virtual Voices activities. Brendan has a passion for multimedia and is very skilled in web-site design and development. Brendan will be continuing his education at Simon Fraser University this fall.
Angell Lu-Lebel has demonstrated a commitment to leadership and community involvement over her high school years. Angell has completed her high school program at l’École Gabrielle-Roy, a Francophone High School in Surrey. She is an accomplished scholar and is literate not only in French and English but also in Mandarin. She is a winner of the “Yes I Can” Award and was first place in the BC Province Chinese Mandarin Speech Contest. Angell was select as a BC representative for a national youth conference in Ottawa which promotes active, ongoing living strategies and goals for Canadian youth with Disabilities. She is an accomplished athlete and one of her many goals is to represent Canada as a member of the 2012 Olympic Goalball Team at the upcoming London Summer Games. Angell is continuing her education at Simon Fraser University in Kinesiology.
PRCVI and SET-BC extends congratulations and best wishes to these two outstanding scholarship recipients! They are remarkable young people and we wish them all the best in all their future endeavours!