Hannah Trimble, Jayden Emslie, Gracelynn Campbell and Jannah Sebastian have each received financial support to advance their educational aspirations.
Helen Jamieson recently presented each of the young women and graduates of Correlieu Secondary School with $1,000 each from the Doug Jamieson Legacy Bursary.
Doug Jamieson was an educator for more than 30 years, teaching social studies and coaching girls basketball.
After the bursary was established to honour her late husband, who died in 2017, two students who would go to Shiraoi, Japan, for several months each received $500.
In coming years, Helen said the COVID-19 pandemic held the bursary back. This year, the family decided they would provide nearly $5,000 to four recipients, with the remainder supporting a student group going to Shiraoi.
Recipients were selected based on much they followed what Helen said Doug felt was important, including giving back to the community, having goals and being educated.
“And being educated doesn’t necessarily mean going to university,” Helen added. “Sometimes it means learning a trade or working for a few years and figuring out what life is all about.”
On Friday, July 8, Helen met with Trimble and Emslie outside the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives, presenting them with envelopes with Doug on the front holding a basketball and containing the bursaries.
”I”m very thankful, but I’m also relieved with how expensive everything is. It lifts a very great weight off my shoulders,” Emslie said, who will be attending her second year of media studies at the University of British Columbia.
Trimble also expressed her heartfelt appreciation and said she will be going to the University of Alberta in Edmonton for a bachelor of science and engineering.
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