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Once again we are able to award two bursary/Scholarships. The winners were announced on August 13 [2012] and Northumberland Today covered the event with their story here.

The photo (below right) shows VFF Chair Chris Worsnop with the two winners: Heather Abrams and Patrick Quigley.

2012-scholarshipHEATHER ABRAMS 2012 WINNER OF THE $1,000 MARIE DRESSLER BURSARY

Heather graduated from C.D.C.I. West, Cobourg, and has been on the honour roll throughout high school. She is enrolled at Queen's University aiming for her B.A. (Honours) with a major in Drama. She has set her sights on becoming an actress, with dreams of stage roles at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She has spent the last two summers at the Shakespeare school.

Heather has been working part-time in a Cobourg cafe; assisted with fundraising for the Cancer Society; volunteered at Ten Thousand Villages shop, and created posters for Anti-Bullying campaign at her school.

CONGRATULATIONS, HEATHER!

PATRICK QUIGLEY 2012 WINNER OF THE $1,000 MARIE DRESSLER BURSARY

Patrick graduated from St. Mary’s Secondary School, Cobourg, and has been on the honour roll since Grade 10. He is enrolled in the Centennial College Broadcasting and Film program.

He has been a volunteer at TV Cogeco, assisting with the taping of council meetings. He enjoys being behind the scenes and is interested in editing and producing movies. Patrick created, produced and ran the school’s first news magazine program. He has filmed school events such as the talent shows, the annual Terry Fox run and assemblies.

Patrick has assisted with fundraising for the Art Show at Victoria Hall; coached the NCS softball team since grade 9; played and umpired for the Cobourg Legion Softball Organization for several years.

CONGRATULATIONS PATRICK!