Keauna Dodd.

LSS grad earns scholarship

Hard work in high school pays off — just ask Keauna Dodd.

Hard work in high school pays off — just ask Keauna Dodd.

Dodd, a top graduating student from Ladysmith Secondary School last June, received a full tuition President’s Entrance Scholarship for High School Students to attend Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo for the 2014-15 school year.

The potential value of the award is between $20,000 and $25,000 over four years. The scholarship is renewable each year for a maximum of five years, based on academic performance.

Dodd, who is currently enrolled in VIU’s Bachelor of Arts program, is among 23 first-year students to receive entrance scholarships to VIU for this academic year.

“We’re proud to support our region’s brightest high school students,” says VIU president and vice-chancellor Dr. Ralph Nilson. “These students have worked extremely hard in high school, and we believe they deserve recognition and support and the chance to take advantage of the exceptional undergraduate and research opportunities at VIU.”

While attending Ladysmith Secondary School, Dodd led a school-wide campaign for the elimination of violence against women. She also directed a musical production in her senior year and travelled across Canada to study French.

Dodd is excited about pursuing her post-secondary education at VIU’s Nanaimo campus because it’s close to home. She hopes to get involved in Nanaimo’s community theatre scene and VIU student productions and eventually wants to pursue a career in acting.

VIU introduced the awards program in 2008. Scholarships are issued in three categories: top graduating students from Vancouver Island and Powell River high schools, top graduating Aboriginal students and scholar athletes.

—Submitted by VIU



Just Posted

Ladysmith marijuana producer bought by Aphria in $230M deal

Ontario licensed marijuana producer Aphria has reached an agreement to acquire Ladysmith-based… Continue reading

VIDEO: Orcas put on a show near Hornby Island

Louis Jobodin shares photos and video of his experience

CVRD hikes fire protection requisition limit for rural Ladysmith by 25 per cent

Cowichan Valley Regional District is increasing the annual requisition limit for fire… Continue reading

Ladysmith runner reaches podium on new Pioneer 8K course

Meg Lewis-Schneider with CeeVacs Roadrunners Club sets event record

B.C. boy denied $19,000-per-month drug to ease ‘crippling pain’ for 3rd time

Sooke mom Jillian Lanthier says son Landen Alexa has been forgotten about by Premier John Horgan

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

UPDATE: City of Nanaimo senior manager dismissed

Chief operations officer Brad McRae no longer employed by the city

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Premier offers condolences to family of boy, 15, killed in Vancouver crossfire

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

Vernon to host largest Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in 2019

Games to be held Feb. 21-23, with more than 800 athletes expected to take part

Ex-BC Liberal staffer focused on ‘favourable’ ethnic communities in scandal: lawyer

Former communications director Brian Bonney’s sentencing hearing for breach of trust is underway

Island passengers say Sunwing left them stranded in Abbotsford

Company says late arrival led to difficulties securing accommodation, transportation

Most Read