More than 130 people attended an awards reception recently to celebrate students who received education scholarships or bursaries from a local non-profit organization.
The North Vancouver High School Education Foundation gave 90 scholarships totalling more than $124,000 this year in an effort to help students with post-secondary education. An awards reception held at the North Vancouver school board offices was held two weeks ago and was attended by scholarship recipients, parents, donours and other guests.
The foundation was formed in 1979 following the closure of North Vancouver Secondary School. A group of people who managed monies bequethed to the shuttered school joined forces with the Kiwanis Dollars for Scholars group in order to form the foundation, according to a press release.