TNTAO 2015 Scholarship Winners
TNTAO acknowledges the four scholarship winners for 2015:
Chevon Gilzene is currently enrolled at York University where she is pursuing a degree in music.
Chevon is passionate about music and sees music as a vehicle in reaching troubled youth in the community. She has volunteered countless hours in a variety of areas. Among her accomplishments is her ability to organize. She has displayed her leadership skills in one area by forming a step dance group (YAAV) Youth Arts Against Violence and culminated her efforts by having performances and raising over $1500 for the Sick Kids Foundation.
Chevon is described in a reference letter from a teacher as a “Change Agent”and a significant contributor to her school and community.
This vibrant young woman expects that her future includes learning as much as she can in order to help youths pursue their dreams.
Lavon Johnson will be attending Durham College in September where she is enrolled in a the paralegal program.
Lavon’s interest is in Human Rights and she has a passion for justice ,hence her pursuing legal studies with the ultimate aim of being a lawyer.
Between 2013 and 2015 Lavon has volunteered for over 150 hours with the outreach ministry of her church and because of her contact with the youths in the community she served , her passion for justice was born.
Lavon is described by one of her teachers as intelligent ,personable and demonstrates leadership skills. She was the recipient of academic awards at her commencement and was one of three students to receive an award from the Durham District School Board.
Lavon intends to pursue social justice as an integral part of her legal pursuits.
Aleeyah Samuels has completed one year of a Bachelor of Arts program at Guelph University.
Aleeyah has had a host of volunteer experiences. She completed over 80 hours of community hours towards her High School diploma where 50 hours are the required number of hours. Her volunteer services cover both the public and private sectors ranging from Peel Children’s Aid Society to Loblaws/Presidents Choice.
One of her teachers describes her as determined and a quick learner.
She was a participant in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards program and received all three standards demonstrating her pursuit of personal achievement as well as the betterment of her community.
Aleeyah was able to attain the Dean’s honour list in her first year, an indication that she will be successful in her academic pursuits.
Bradley Bernard is an honours graduate of West Hill Collegiate and has registered to attend Ryerson University to pursue a degree in Business Technology Management.
Bradley has done extensive volunteer work in the community. He trained as a counsellor for a non-profit organization in Regent Park and was exemplary in the performance of his duties. Bradley is described by one of his teachers as a team player and most willing to take the initiative in a responsible manner.
Bradley has demonstrated throughout his schooling and his innate ability to respond to others that he will be successful in his chosen career.
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