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Paving The Future | Wosk Scholarship Winners 2020

Dr. M. Wosk Scholarship Winners 2020

This Dr. M. Wosk Scholarship is used to engage, train and empower today’s youth with the skills necessary for the future sustainability of our spectacular regional parks.

This year there were many strong, qualified applicants- we couldn’t pick just one winner.

In first place, we have Sukhraj Dhunna, our $1,000 scholarship winner. Sukhraj captured our attention with his clear plans for education and a career in environmental sciences, backed with his extensive history in nature pursuits. His career goal is to help companies create sustainable models, as well as to have his own business in environmental and sustainable consulting. His surplus of clubs and volunteering in the environmental sector include Green Team, Garden Club, Ocean Heroes, WE team, and after school recycling and environment cleaning.

In second place, with a $750 scholarship, is Amrit Bal. His interest in biotechnology, bioremediation, and overall planet health certainly incorporates a principal concern for the environment. Amrit has proven to be an outstanding citizen, volunteering in programs such as Friends of the Forest and Partners in Parks. He also has an impressive resume of academic awards. Amrit frequents Metro Vancouver’s Regional Parks- he even biked all the way from Ladner to Surrey!

Sean Chung, a dedicated CTS Youth member (that’s 60+ hours to this environmental youth society!), came in third place, earning the $500 scholarship. Sean provided an exceptionally written essay, titled “The Future of Mine,” which perfectly encapsulated what it means to have passion for the future of our environment. While Sean started his outdoor journey as a self-proclaimed “Crazy Bogger,” it is clear that his leadership skills, paired with this motivation to leave this world better than he found it, will take him far.

In fourth place, we have Hannah Wicki, the $250 scholarship winner. Hannah plans to enroll in the Sustainability and Society Program at Dalhousie. The amount of environmental experience she has under her belt is admirable- Windermere Garden Club leader, Climate Education Reform BC initiator, Commercial Drive Earth Day Parade festival organizer and volunteer… trust us, the list goes on. Her already long history of environmental engagement is something that will help her flourish in future endeavours.

Congratulations to all of our winners! There is no doubt that our future is brighter because of them.

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