Sunrise Credit Union congratulates Jordan McGregor of Waskada and Raegan Ricard of Baldur on being named Valeyo Learning Grant recipients.
McGregor is graduating from Waskada School next month and has maintained Honour Roll marks during his time in high school. Jordan was active in extracurricular activities, including being captain of the high school hockey team and participating in badminton, track & field, and downhill skiing. In addition, he serves on the student advisory committee, volunteers at community events, helps maintain the yards of older people, and assists with the Lions Club Community Field. McGregor also coached at Waskada’s Breakfast Club for minor hockey players and is known for having a backyard dirt biking track that enthusiasts have enjoyed throughout the area. McGregor plans to enroll in pre-employment heavy equipment technician and attend Olds College this fall.
Ricard will graduate from Prairie Mountain High School next month. Raegan is the Student Council President, is head of the Grad Committee, and has played many sports in high school. She even started a track & field club during the pandemic and volunteered at the Mariapolis rink and fitness center. Ricard has gained valuable experience working various jobs recently, including a dietary, laundry, and health care aid at the Rock Lake Personal Care Home and Prairie View Lodge. She has also held down positions as a server at a local restaurant, housekeeping in private homes, and working at a seasonal greenhouse. Ricard intends to attend Brandon University this fall and take classes in the pre-professional dentistry program.
Valeyo provides a variety of integrated business solutions to the Credit Union community and sponsors the Learning Grant on annual basis. The Valeyo Learning Grant are $1,200 scholarships for students who are members of a participating credit union in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. Applicants submit an essay of 500 words or less OR a video of two minutes or less describing their academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement.