2017 IPM Trust Fund Scholarships awarded to six local students
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
As is tradition at the Huron County Plowing Match, the organizers of the 2017 International Plowing Match (IPM) handed out this year’s IPM 2017 Trust Fund Scholarships at the match to a number of worthy young recipients.
The first recipient, Amanda Morrison, the daughter of Glenda and Darryl Morrison of Brussels, will be attending Wilfrid Laurier University to study psychology, sociology and criminology.
Morrison hopes to become a psychologist with a practice in Huron or Perth County and also spend time as a motivational speaker.
Her community outreach includes work with the Huron-Perth Junior Farmers, the Brussels Leo Club, the Alpha Omega sorority, as a Sunday school teacher with the Brussels United Church, the Brussels Agricultural Society’s Fall Fair Ambassador and a 4-H Club member.
Lauren Oke is the second recipient. The daughter of Ted and Tara Oke of Exeter, Lauren is attending Brock University, taking child and youth studies in pursuit of a hope of becoming a child life specialist.
Oke has been involved with South Huron Minor Hockey for 10 years, South Huron Recreational Soccer for 10 years, a playground lead, the Kirkton Fall Fair and a volunteer with Canadian Surgical Technology Advanced Robotics at the London Health Sciences Centre.
The third recipient is Josie Murray, the daughter of Mark and Joan Murray of Seaforth.
Murray is attending the University of Guelph to earn a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering in the hopes of becoming an environmental engineer.
Murray has been a St. Patrick’s Church Youth Choir Leader for six years, has taken part in the Lakes 4 Lupus fundraiser, has served as a musical director, taken part in retirement home sing-alongs and she has served as an engineering educator with Women in Science and Engineering and as a physiotherapy assistant and events co-ordinator at the Seaforth hospital and Ritz Lutheran Villa.
The fourth recipient is Bobby McLachlan, the son of Stephanie and John McLachlan of Seaforth.
McLachlan wants to be a physiotherapist or work in athletic therapy, so he is studying kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University.
His community involvement includes being part of the Shoot to Score hockey camp, local skills and drills ringette, a goaltending clinic in Goderich and the student trainer with the Laurier University men’s hockey team, as well as helping out in his neighbourhood.
The fifth recipient is Jacob Renon, the son of Rob and Susanne Renon of Goderich.
Attending McMaster University, Renon hopes to earn his Bachelor of Science in Nursing on the way to becoming an intensive care unit registered nurse.
His community involvement includes volunteering for four years with Camp Kintail on the Road, working at the Huron County tent at the IPM, playing the oboe and saxophone in the St. Anne’s concert band, serving as the co-Prime Minister in the St. Anne’s Student Cabinet and volunteering with the Behind the Bars program at the Huron County Historic Gaol.
The final recipient is Hunter McCullagh, the son of Cherida McCullagh of Brussels. He is attending the University of Waterloo, studying mechatronics engineering in the hopes of becoming a robotics engineer, mechanical engineer or a mechatronics engineer.
McCullagh has been involved with the Huron Arts and Heritage Network, making and installing clay poppies, serving as a member of the Brussels Legion Pipe Band, aiding with fencing and water lines at the 2017 IPM, volunteering with a fundraiser for Jessica’s House hospice, performing as part of the F.E. Madill Secondary School concert band and serving as a member of the F.E. Madill Secondary School robotics team.