Agassiz student win province-wide education award

Anna-Marie Ryan recognized for work as a volunteer in the community

Local student Anna-Marie Ryan is now that much closer to reaching her educational goals after being selected as one of 11 recipients of the 2014 Envision Financial Education Award.

Each year, secondary and post-secondary students throughout B.C. who are also Envision Financial members are encouraged to apply for one of 11 $2,000 scholarships. These education awards recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic ability combined with exceptional community volunteer service.

In recognition of its innovative community program, The Full Cupboard, Envision also introduced The Full Cupboard Volunteer Award in 2013, which recognizes two secondary or post-secondary students who volunteer with their local food banks with a $2,500 education award.

Ryan has shown an exceptional dedication to volunteerism through her work as a junior camp counselor at the Captivenia Summer Camp for Girls in Alberta where she coordinated events and mentored campers. She has also been an active volunteer at the St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Vancouver and Miellie Meadows Natural Equestrian Center in the Fraser Valley. Formerly a student at Sardis Secondary School, Anna-Marie will be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music and a minor in business at Trinity Western University this coming fall.

“We’re pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication that Anna-Marie has shown to both her education and her community,” says Susan Byrom, manager of community investment at Envision Financial. “She is a great example of an up-and-coming community leader and we hope this education award will help her in her journey to become a chartered professional accountant.”