Saturday, October 1, 2011

Optimist Club Presents 2011 Scholarships

The Coquitlam Optimist Club has presented the annual Robert Simms Memorial Scholarships to nine 2011 graduates of secondary schools in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. The scholarship recipients and their schools are Ian Chen, Centennial; Ashley Tam, Gleneagle; Cindy Ding, Pinetree; Christy Hui, John Hwang and David Hwang, Port Moody; and Ana Adriyanta, Marleis Bowering and Nicole Labayo, Archbishop Carney.

The $500 Robert Simms Memorial Scholarships are awarded primarily based on the students’ service to their communities.

The scholarship recipients have chosen a variety of post-secondary schools both within and outside British Columbia. Cindy Ding is attending the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, while Christy Hui is attending UBC’s Okanogan Campus. Ashley Tam is a student at Simon Fraser University. Nicole Labayo is studying at Douglas College, and Marleis Bowering is at the University of Victoria. Students who have chosen eastern universities include John Hwang and Ana Adriyanta, McGill University; David Hwang, University of Toronto; and Ian Chen, Waterloo University.

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