Hawaii scholarship to be announced Thursday

  • Mar. 5, 2012 6:00 a.m.

One lucky grade 12 student will be heading to Hawaii in the fall. The winner of a four-year post-secondary scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) will be announced Thursday March 8 at the Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate. The Executive Director of the Fernandez Earle Scholarship Foundation, Beverley Kniffen, and other board members have been on-island interviewing this year’s applicants and was very impressed with them. She said they’re all extremely qualified and she is proud of them. Niisii Joy Watkins, Heidi Michaela, Kelsey Deanne Pelton and Quinlan Timothy Fennell from Queen Charlotte Secondary and Norielle Bellis and Stephanie Collison from George M Dawson Secondary have applied for the 2012 HPU scholarship which covers full tuition, lodging and airfare worth $120,000. The winner will be announced at the event Thursday evening which will include door prizes, silent auction and light refreshments. Doors open at 6 pm and cost is a $15 donation. To RSVP, call Beverley (604-916-7881) or Angus Wilson (250-559-8471 ext. 104).