We would like to thank all of our participants this year. This year in particular was a phenomenal year and reading each and every one of the applications was truly an honour. In fact, this was such a great year that we were unable to narrow it down to just one candidate. This year, the $1000 Hebden Chemistry Bursary will be awarded to two students; Mikki Priebe of Highroad Academy in Chilliwack BC, and Chantal Dinh of Holy Cross Regional High School in Surrey BC.
Mikki anticipates pursuing the study of Chemistry at the University of the Fraser Valley in September 2020. Mikki intends on studying Chemistry, while completing her Bachelor of Science. From there, she would like to go on to pursue Medical School, with an interest in becoming a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist.
Chantal plans on attending Simon Fraser University in September 2020, where she will study in the General Science Double Minor Program in Chemistry and Mathematics. Upon the completion of her undergrad, she intends to study in the Professional Development Program to earn her teaching certificate.
Both students have obtained high academic standing while contributing to their communities. Mikki has volunteered over 600 hours of her senior high school years, making a difference in the lives of children through several avenues including: Chilliwack Community Services Buddy Program, being a Kids Club Weekly Leader, in addition to a summer day camp leader. She has also helped out with the Salvation Army and been the manager of their school store. Both, Mikki and Chantal, have been on their school leadership teams. Chantal has also been a peer tutor for struggling students in a variety of subjects, focusing mainly on French and Chemistry. She has also volunteered her time working with various family ministries in her community that are in need.
These students demonstrate their desire to help in the future of others. Both, Mikki and Chantal, intend to pursue careers where they are able to make a difference in many lives. We have no doubt that they will be successful in their endeavours.
Western Campus appreciates all applicants of the Hebden Bursary. We would like to graciously thank every one of the students and teachers who took the time to apply. While we read many applications of well-deserving individuals, we have narrowed it down to two.
The Jim Hebden Bursary is a $1000 award given annually by Western Campus Resources, the exclusive distributor of Jim Hebden’s best-selling Chemistry Workbooks. The Hebden Bursary is awarded to a graduating student who demonstrated an above-average proficiency in Chemistry, distinguished themselves in their community, and has potential to excel in the study of chemistry at the post-secondary level. Mr. Hebden is a former BC Science Teacher of the Year who taught chemistry for three decades in Kamloops, BC.