It’s easy to lose focus in the senior year of high school; there’s a lot of hoopla around grad with talk about limousine rides, fancy dresses and of course a big dance. But Laura MacTaggart, a participant and planner for her school’s Grad Service Committee, manages to keep everything in perspective. A senior at Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School, MacTaggart is not only ensuring that her graduation year is memorable, she is making sure a fellow classmate who won’t be graduating this year, is remembered.
To to honour a classmate who can’t be with her to celebrate, MacTaggart, along with other high school students, parents and teachers raised $130,000 for the Red Deer Suicide Prevention and Educational Services. “This is a very important charity to my classmates and I because suicide is a growing concern for people our age,” MacTaggart says in her EventIQ scholarship application.
What a great bunch of grads. We are super proud to support students like these by awarding awarding three – $500 scholarships for high school seniors in Canada.
The deadline for scholarship entries is May 15 – winners will be announced in June. More details on the scholarship, as well as the application form itself, are here.