by Dana MacDonald
Earlier this year, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce announced its annual post-secondary scholarship recipients: Regan Barry, Alexander Comfort, and Katelyn Horsman. The recipients are all currently enrolled in undergraduate studies in the fall.
The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce awards this scholarship to a full-or-part-time employee of a member in good standing of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce; or to the child, spouse or partner of a member or their employee. Regan is the daughter of an employee at The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and worked there herself. Alexander’s mom is the branch manager of RBC Dominion Securities. Katelyn works for the Learning Disabilities Association of NB.
A graduate from Leo Hayes Highschool, Regan has proven to be a truly well rounded student. Not only is she excellent academically, she has also participated in math competitions, and she plays a variety of different sports and instruments. Despite her busy schedule, she still manages to volunteer at Greener Village Food Bank, at the Hospice Boutique, and tutoring math, as well as working. Regan aspires to be a healthcare professional; she is enrolled at University College Dublin School of Medicine.
Alexander graduated from Fredericton High School, and is attending the University of New Brunswick to pursue science. He graduated from high school as an honors student, receiving various awards such as the Black Kat Scholar. In addition, Alexander has participated in a variety of extra curriculars, including volunteering at Green Hill Lake Camp and playing sports such as hockey, badminton and wrestling. As a recipient of the award, he hopes to fulfill his undergraduate degree and then attend medical school to become a doctor.
Katelyn is currently going to her second year in St. Thomas University pursuing a major in Psychology. She graduated Harrison Trimble High School with honors, and she is keeping her academic excellence in university, as she is part of the Dean’s List. Her extracurriculars include playing softball at the competitive level, as well as being a reading and spelling tutor. Her work as a tutor for the Learning Disabilities Association of NB has made her realize she has a passion for teaching, so she aspires to become either a teacher or social worker.
Administered by the Fredericton Community Foundation, recipients of the scholarship are selected by a panel of Fredericton chamber past-presidents.
The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship was created in 2013 to recognize a deserving student who has made a positive contribution to the betterment of their school and community, while demonstrating sound academic achievement. The fund is held and managed by the Fredericton Community Foundation.
The scholarship recipients were announced at the chamber’s annual golf tournament in August.