“We’re often asked, ‘Why does F. G. Miller High School have so many scholarships for its students?’” career counselor Angele Morrison said at a recent Scholarships and Awards Presentation ceremony in Elk Point.
“It’s because we are so awesome, and local organizations, individuals and businesses have recognized that.”Nine members of FGM’s Class of 2019 received a total of 17 awards and scholarships this year, with six of the awards presented at the end of the school year.
This year’s top recipient was Class of 2019 valedictorian Kingslon Zhang, who accepted the Barrie Wayne McFadyen Memorial Scholarship and the Schulich Leader Nominee scholarshipat the ceremony, to add to the Coldwell Banker Scholarship and the E. H. Bjornstad Scholarship from the Elk Point BPO Elks Lodge earlier in the year. Zhang is currently enrolled at the University of Calgary.
Five students, Zane Cribbins, Kassandra Smith, Carson Vogel, Samantha Urquhart and Nicholas Anderson, each received two scholarships or awards for their year’s efforts, while Fawn Ockerman and Aidan Dion each received a scholarship and M. J. Bretzer the Premier’s Citizenship Award.Four scholarships came from the McFadyen family, two from the County of St. Paul and one each from Caouette and Sons of St. Paul, the Bespalko and Sribney families, Challenger Technical Services, Coldwell Banker Cartier Realty, the Elk Point and District Lions Club and the Elk Point Elks Lodge, who also sponsored an award.
Other award sponsors were the Family and Friends of Jim Vinge and Inter Pipeline.