As in past years, Western Campus Resources received many applications for the Dr. James Hebden Chemistry Bursary. We thank all the students who submitted applications and commend them for their service to their communities. We extend our appreciation and thanks to the teachers who selflessly give their time to write letters of support for their students. Unfortunately, while many winners apply, there can only be one recipient.
Jim Hebden and Western Campus Resources are pleased to award the 2017 Hebden Chemistry Bursary to Dana Harlos of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in North Vancouver. Ms. Harlos will commence studies toward a chemical engineering degree at the University of British Columbia in September. She hopes to use what she learns at UBC to purify drinking water.
Ms. Harlos is a multi-talented woman. She is a provincial-class wrestler, co-president of her school’s student council and has a 91% GPA. Her sponsoring teacher, Ms. Joanne Treacy, says that “during my 16-year career, I have taught many students who were smart, athletic and [who were] leaders, but Dana stands out…because she is ALL of these.”The Hebden Chemistry Bursary is awarded annually to a graduating student who demonstrated an above-average proficiency in chemistry, distinguished her or himself serving her or his community and has the potential to succeed in the study of chemistry at a post-secondary level.