Madeline shred, a graduating student from Ladysmith Secondary, has won a $60,000 Schulich Leader scholarship.
“I am pleased to inform you that Madeline Shred has received a tremendous honour by being named as a Schulich Leader for 2015,” Debra Ryckman announced in a media release.
Noting that the scholarship is awarded to 50 students each year, with each high school in the country able to nominate just one student, Ryckman added, “They have been likened to Canada’s version of the Rhodes Scholars.”
Shred certainly fits that description. As well as maintaining a Grade Point Average of 98.5% in her graduating year, she took two dual-credit courses at Vancouver Island University, one in Psychology and the other in Journalism, achieving an A+ and A- respectively.
She was also on the executive of the student council, as well as being: a peer tutor in Science 10; a grade 7-8 mentor; a candy striper at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital; and a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council for youth.
Shred intends to continue her studies at Waterloo University, pursuing a degree in biomedical sciences and biochemistry.