Scholarship time

Six RSS graduates received scholarships through the Secondary School Apprenticeship Program (SSA). Jacob Biggs, James Blake, Nolan Fuscaldo, Devon Levesque, Tysyn Olynyk, and Nicholas von Hausen each received $1,000 to assist in furthering their careers in the trades. SSA is an opportunity for any student, 15 years or older, to register as an apprentice and receive 16 credits towards graduation from work experience hours, while continuing classroom learning. To qualify for the SSA scholarship, students must graduate with a C+ average or better; complete a minimum of 480 hours of paid apprentice work; and still be pursuing a career in the trades six months after graduation. The scholarship funding is shared between the Ministry of Education and theIndustry Training Authority, funded through the Ministry of Economic Development. RSS staff offer their congratulations to these deserving students. In this photo are, from left to right: Tina Lindegaard (for Jake Biggs, electrician at Burridges), Jim Blake (for James Blake, carpenter), Mike Hooker (Principal, RSS), Devon Levesque (Autobody Prep, East End Autobody) and Dawn Levesque, Don Pegues (for Nic Von Hausen, cook at Woolsey Creek), Lisa Fuscaldo (for Nolan Fuscaldo, plumber at Battersby's Plumbing and Heating), Tysyn Olynyk (electrician at Canyon Industrial Electrical). David F. Rooney photo