WFCU chooses first winners of Amherstburg Scholarship Program

 

WFCU president and CEO Martin Komsa and Board of Directors chair Martin Gillis pose with WFCU Amherstburg Scholarship Program winners Joshua Bornais, Betty-Alicia Sleiman, Tommaso Iacobelli, Avery Baker, Macee Genovese, Ashley Sutton and Melissa Pare. (Photo by Adam D’Andrea)

WFCU president and CEO Martin Komsa and Board of Directors chair Martin Gillis pose with WFCU Amherstburg Scholarship Program winners Joshua Bornais, Betty-Alicia Sleiman, Tommaso Iacobelli, Avery Baker, Macee Genovese, Ashley Sutton and Melissa Pare. (Photo by Adam D’Andrea)

By Adam D’Andrea

 

The Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) has awarded seven local students as the first recipients of the WFCU Amherstburg Scholarship Program.

The scholarships were offered to students enrolled in Junior Kindergarten (JK) through Grade 8, as well as Grade 12. They were asked to tell WFCU about how they’ve demonstrated commitment to involvement and leadership within their community. The scholarships were awarded at WFCU’s Amherstburg location last Wednesday night.

“The initiative and motivation shown by our Amherstburg youth through the submissions is truly impressive,” said WFCU vice president of external affairs and corporate secretary Susan Stockwell Andrews. “I had the opportunity to read the winning submissions and they really are an inspiration.”

The scholarships were presented to the winning students at the WFCU Amherstburg retail location last Wednesday night. WFCU president and CEO Martin Komsa congratulated the winners and stressed the importance of a good education.

“You can go through life, you can do a lot of things, you can do a lot of travelling, you can grow up as an individual, you can learn as many traits as you possibly can,” said Komsa. “But in this day and age, an education is an extremely important.”

The winning Grade 3-5 student ($200 scholarship) was Avery Baker, Grade 6-8 student ($300 scholarship) was Macee Genovese and Grade 12 students ($1,000 scholarship) were Ashley Sutton, Tommaso Iacobelli, Melissa Pare, Joshua Bornais and Betty-Alicia Sleiman.

As the presentation drew to a close, Komsa had one last announcement: he would randomly select two of the winners to receive an extra $500 toward their scholarship. The winners of the additional funds were Iacobelli and Pare.

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