2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Shayla Olafson, Kindersley
Chloe Pouteaux- Gravelbourg
SASCA Scholarship Winner
Shayla started her leadership path when she was in Grade Three by raising money for a school in Tanzania by selling lemonade.
Shayla represented her SLC in the Sun West School Division leadership, planning SLC Conferences for Team Sun West, Career Fairs and providing feedback to the Board of Education on Youth Consultation.
Having returned from a Me to We service trip, Shayla decided to continue her action at home by making an informative video about worldwide poverty and holding a winter clothing drive for her community through the Kindersley Youth Committee. She was asked by RBC to participate in their “Make 150 Count” campaign, using the money they provided to buy movie tickets for the residents of West Central Abilities.
As an SLC Co-President, he was constantly mentoring other members of the SLC and helping them grow their leadership skills. Shayla also coached the Kindersley Composite Junior Girls Basketball Team, allowing her to transfer her passion for the game on to younger players.
In the future, Shayla hopes to continue to be an involved leader, helping people in her community and around the world in any way that she can. Shayla is currently attending the University of Alberta, studying kinesiology.
SASCA Scholarship Winner
Chloe Pouteaux feels that staying active, and being committed to the young and to the seniors in her community is important.
She has volunteered at the local rink and school by reffing and scorekeeping. She also helped coach a Novice hockey team and instructed power skating. Chloe believes that spending time with children and keeping them involved in sports helps them make good choices.
Chloe also volunteered at the St. Joseph’s Hospital/Foyer d’Youville. It wasn’t long before she came to realise that when she left each evening, that some of those residents might not be there the following week. She became attached to one particular resident, who also had a similar mindset and love of sports as she did. When that resident passed away, Chloe was devastated.
As President of the SRC, Chloe’s school participated in the Farm Credit Corporation’s “Drive Hunger Away” campaign, raising 515.2 pounds of food for the Food Bank. She also planned, and prepared hot lunches for students at her school in order to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation, and involved in “Operation Christmas Child”, plus donating funds to the ALS Society.
Chloe is devoted to giving back to society. Her dream is to pursue a career in education, hoping to make an impact on children and numerous others through volunteering. With this in mind, Chloe is currently attending the University of Lethbridge studying a combined Arts/Education degree.