Similkameen students receive education awards

12 students share $27,000 in education awards from Valley First


Twelve students—including eight from the South Okanagan and Similkameen—are recipients of the 2014 Valley First education award.

The Valley First education award is presented in the form of 11 individual $2,000 awards to secondary and post-secondary students who are also Valley First members. Winners demonstrate outstanding school and community involvement. This year’s local recipients are Taylor Attrill and Elaina Collis from Penticton, Tayron Dueck from Kaledon, Corinne Henderson from Naramata, Sidné Hack from Okanagan Falls, Tajinder Brar from Cawston, Wendy Wiebe from Nelson and Christina Schaefer from Keremeos.

Notably, Schaefer was also selected as one of two recipients of the $2,500 Feed the Valley Volunteer Award, which recognizes eligible secondary and post-secondary students who showed outstanding community volunteerism with their local food bank. The other winner was Skye Eriksen from Cawston.