2018 Community Heroes
$5000 Community Hero Scholarship Giveaway
Now accepting applications for 2018 Scholarship!
Congratulations 2017 Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to Cassie Jones, winner of the 2017 Farrell Agencies / Intact Insurance Community Scholarship worth $5000!
Thank you to everyone who applied. Your applications were inspiring and we are so proud of what you are all planning on doing for your communities. They will be a better place thanks to you.
Look for us again next year!
The following is Cassie's submission:
1. What does ‘community’ mean to you?
Community to me is a group of interconnected people that all live unique lives, contribute in their own way, and have the same main goal, to make their community a better place. Community is where I can feel safe, grow in all areas of life, take on responsibility, have support, celebrate similarities and differences, help out others, get involved and learn.
2. What will you do for your community in the next phase of your life?
In the next phase of my life I will be learning all about the human body so I can help others by teaching them about and treating their health issues. I plan to keep on volunteering throughout the Yorkton Regional Hospital and the Sunrise Health Region, continue running my photography business around Yorkton, join the community band, and continue helping out at my church in multiple ministries. The next couple of summers I would like to help at Good Spirit Bible Camp to enrich the lives of children. This year, in conjunction with the Yorkton Registered Music Teachers Association, I will be planning a fundraiser event for Creative Kids, an organization that provides financial support so that all children have access to life-changing artistic and cultural activities.
Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations Kaitlyn Kitzan!
WINNER of the $5000 Community Scholarship.
The following is her winning submission:
1. What does community mean to you?
Coming from a small community, Theodore, I have been raised in a very community-minded way. Community means to me a group of people working towards a common goal. Community is about “belonging” and a place that supports me and other citizens in many different ways. I believe strongly that no matter the size of a community, it’s the people and their dedication and commitment that makes a community and its network viable.
2. How will you in your next phase of life make your community a better place?
Since a young age, I have been involved with various organizations within my local community of Theodore and Yorkton. Through the years I have been very active within my school. I believe it’s important to stay involved in order for a community to thrive. Even though I will be going to the U of S this fall, enrolled in the College of Agriculture, I look forward to returning to volunteer with the organizations and events that I am presently involved with now. That includes the Yorkton Exhibition, Ministry of Agriculture, Theodore Recreation Association, and many other organizations. In the future, I see myself in my career, returning to my community and taking more leadership roles with local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, sporting events and teams, 4-H, and other worth while groups. I look forward to continue being an active member within this community, and working towards making our community a better place to live.
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