‘Inspiring’ Victoria-area teens win Coast Capital scholarships

Young cancer survivor among scholarship winners from Greater Victoria

An inspiring group of Victoria-area students have won scholarships from Coast Capital Savings Credit Union.

Stacy Trahan, one of the winners of a $5,000 Standing Tall award – for youth who make a positive impact on their communities in the face of personal adversity – was recognized for her battle with cancer as a teen.

“I was thrilled when I learned I had won an education award,” Trahan said in a news release.

“I don’t think I would come even close to being able to graduate on time with all my friends, and now not only have I graduated on time, but I graduated on the honour roll. I didn’t let cancer beat me. I pulled myself together, finished high school and now I’m off to university.”

Trahan is studying business administration at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.

Other Greater Victoria winners included Ryan Heron, Lindsay Kastelic, Alastair Kierulf, Perry Taylor, Chris Wright, Taylor Nelson and Joshua Yates. Each won either a Standing Tall scholarship or a Citizenship Award, which recognizes youth who demonstrate extraordinary leadership.

More than 800 B.C. students applied for 48 scholarships, $30,000 of which is going to Victoria teens.

“Our education awards program applicants wow us every single year,” said Wendy Lachance, Coast Capital’s director of community leadership.

“Each of the young people who apply provides an inspiring example of the diverse, wonderful things our young citizens are achieving.”

reporter@vicnews.com

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