Student wins $60,000 scholarship

A Duchess Park student has won a $60,000 to study science at McGill University.

Mana Moshkforoush earned the prestigious award from Schulich Leader Scholarships, which gives to graduates going into Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

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Kirk Elliot said he nominated her for outstanding academic and extracurricular activities.

"As Mana's counsellor for the past two years I have come to know her as a scholar, a leader, and committed volunteer in the community," said Elliot, who nominated her. "She is the top academic student at Duchess Park this year with a 97.2% average. I am sure she will continue to excel at McGill this September."

The $100 million scholarship fund was established in 2012 and awards 100 scholarships annually.

"We continue to invest in Canada's most promising high school graduates. Ensuring our nation's competitiveness in the knowledge-based economy is an imperative," said a statement from Schulich. "We take great pride knowing the Schulich Foundation is ensuring Canada's top minds entering STEM disciplines will become the next generation of technology innovators."

In March Moshkforoush also won a trip to Europe as one of 20 students selected for the Vimy Foundation's Pilgrimage Award.

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