Two Vancouver School District students have been recognized on a national level through their community initiatives, pursuit of engagement and level of involvement. Each student will receive up to $70,000 from the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership awards program.
Leah Bae, a student at Lord Byng Secondary School, is the current President of the Vancouver District Students' Council (VSDC). She recently organized a district wide campaign to call for stricter government rules to stop bullying in schools in the lead up to this year's Pink Day.
The second scholarship recipient, Melissa Morrison of Eric Hamber Secondary School, is also a member of the Vancouver District Students' Council. Melissa was recognized for her leadership as a founding member of Four Directions, a cross-cultural club for First Nations and non-First Nations students.
VSB Superintendent Steve Cardwell is proud of the recognition bestowed upon students attending our Vancouver public schools.
"The VSB has a defined strategic plan that focusses on engaged learners, inclusive schools, and caring communities. To see both Leah and Melissa receive this prestigious TD Scholarship for Community Leadership is an outstanding achievement. I encourage all students to pursue strong leadership involvement in their own neighbourhoods, communities and schools," said Cardwell. "Leah and Melissa demonstrate the very best of the Vancouver School District!"