Métis student awarded free tuition for the fall semester
It was announced on May 13 that Doucette was awarded the Scholastic Distinction Entrance Scholarship through the College of the Rockies worth approximately $3500 based on one year of free tuition in her program. “The Scholastic Distinction Entrance Scholarship is the most valuable and prestigious scholarship awarded by the College, says Lois Murray, Financial Aid and Awards Officer for College of the Rockies. The College of the Rockies always aims to give out a top award to the high schools such as in their campus areas such as David Thompson Secondary School. Part of the criteria is that an applicant must show an interest in attending a full-time program for the fall at College of the Rockies.
Being from a big family, this scholarship means a lot to Doucette. Doucette doesn’t just give her all in the classroom but also in the community as she has participated in two work experience programs both in Canal Flats at Columbia Lake Technology Centre and Triple J Window Cleaning from January to June of last year. This year from September to January Doucette had the opportunity to volunteer at Martin Morigeau Elementary School, a perfect fit for this future educator. Monica Fisher who works in the Indigenous Education program at David Thompson Secondary School has also been a big support for Doucette especially with her scholarship applications.
“She’s always thinking of others and often spends a lot of her time in our room tutoring other kids from all different grades in various subjects, in particular math,” says Fisher, adding that, “She’s very patient in her teaching, and it just comes naturally to her. The College of the Rockies is located on the unceded territories of the Secwépemc and Ktunaxa People and the land chosen as home by the Métis Peoples of B.
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