Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Optimists Honor Scholarship Winners

The Coquitlam Optimist Club honored the 2015 recipients of the Robert Simms Memorial Scholarship at the annual Scholarship Banquet on September 8.

The scholarship recipients are Kristina May-Rashke, a 2015 graduate of Riverside Secondary School; Pegah Niktash and Tetiana Tyrsa, graduates of Port Moody Secondary School; Elizabeth Vagnar, Gleneagles Secondary School; Nicole Vukasovic and Cindy Wei, Centennial Secondary School.  All have recently begun their university studies.  Elizabeth Vagnar is attending the University of British Columbia. Cindy Wei is attending Waterloo University. Nicole Vukasovic, Pegah Niktash and Tetiana Tyrsaare are at Simon Fraser University.

The Robert Simms Memorial Scholarships are named in memory of a long-time teacher and counselor in School District 43.  The scholarships are awarded primarily based on the students’ service to their communities.  For more information on these and other scholarship opportunities, see our Scholarships page.

Kristina May-Rashke, TetianaTyrsa, Pegah Niktash and Elizabeth Vagnar
with Scholarship Chair Jackie Curtis