Two students from Durham Region were recently honoured at a ceremony for the Herbert Carnegie Future Aces foundation Citizenship and Scholarship awards. The scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional long-term dedication and service to their community.
DRPS was represented at the event by Sgt. Emmanuel Iheme and Sgt. Chuck Latour. Our service sponsored two scholarships that were presented to Nia Pryce from Pickering High School and Wiam Abdulla of Alternate Education and Training Centre, Central Eas. The scholarships were funded by the Police Appreciation and Awards Night (PADAN) committee.
Nia Pryce aspires to become a Personal Financial Planner. She is actively involved in her community as a soccer player and coach and as an advisory member of the Ajax Youth Council. She is also an academic ambassador for her schools student body government and president of the Equity and Diversity Club. She is also the co-founder of the In the Know conference, which informs students and their parents about various community resources and opportunities available to them within the school and community.
Wiam Abdulla aspires to become a Biomedical Engineer and wishes to create mechanisms to break down barriers amongst people, their disabilities and dreams. As an active member in her community, Wiam dedicates her time to causes she is passionate about such as local medical rehabilitation centres, seniors and food security. She plans events for residents in seniors homes, organizing food and clothing drives and running fundraisers to aid International development projects. Wiam hopes to make a positive mark in the world.
Congratulations to Nia and Wiam!
The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundations National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships to secondary students across Canada who exhibit exemplary citizenship qualities in their communities through extensive community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes. The FUTURE ACES Foundation was founded in 1987 and is a non-profit registered charitable organization. The foundation works with hundreds of schools and organizations throughout Ontario and beyond to celebrate and foster positive behaviour in youth.
Future Aces Recipients Wiam Abdulla and Nia Price (JPG file, 200.1K bytes)