The competitive STAR Scholarship is for women who exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.
Grace Waldenberger, a student from Vanier Collegiate Institute, was selected to receive a STAR Scholarship from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Sisterhood.
School involvement: leading the annual Valhalla, an event organized by grade 12 volunteers to welcome and mentor grade 9 students; a member of the Student Leadership Counsel; tutoring younger students with academic support; Captain of her basketball team helping and guiding younger players.
Community service: the local shelter and soup kitchen, Salvation Army Christmas Shoe Box, fundraising with her church, runs a basketball skills camp for girls and raises money for the local Food Bank.
Grace was appointed to the Municipal Government, City of Moose Jaw Youth Advisory Committee, giving her the opportunity to be instrumental in the development of new outreach and/or communication policies, strategies and programs that will impact the youth in the community.
Grace is passionate about her future in agriculture and represents young women nationally as a member of CYFF- Canadian Youth Farmers Forum. She comes from a fourth-generation family farm and her future in farming is a goal she will undoubtedly achieve.
P.E.O. Chapter A — Moose Jaw will be holding their annual Roast Beef Dinner and Fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Heritage Inn Hotel & Conference Centre.