Liv Erickson Wins Top
Scholarship To U of S

Written by Ryan Vincent
Monday, Mar 20 2023
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Central Collegiate senior, Liv Erickson, has been awarded one of the Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships to the University of Saskatchewan. 

The George and Marsha Ivany President's First and Best Scholarship is awarded based on academics, leadership and contributions to the school and community, to a student from a Canadian high school with a 95 per cent average or higher.  

Erickson is one of five students to be awarded the scholarship and will receive $40,000 towards her schooling over the course of four years at the U of S. 

“I feel amazing,” she says. “I always felt really drawn to U of S for so many reasons, and it really felt like [the scholarship] solidified my decision clearly, and it’s gotten me really excited about going to university... I’m really pumped about it, it’s an awesome thing to receive.” 

She currently has a 96 per cent average and has made numerous contributions to the community. 

“In my written application, I talked about starting an environmental club at my high school, as well as getting involved in some other youth climate activism groups in Regina. Also, I spoke about my executive role in SLC (Student Leadership Council). I’m the Head of Fundraising so I plan a lot of fundraisers for our school.” 

Erickson is the Central Collegiate representative on the Youth Advisory Committee for the Moose Jaw City Council. The Youth Advisory Committee speaks about situations and issues in Moose Jaw that youth face and tries to come up with solutions to present to the city council. 

She also volunteered as a coach for the “Girls in the Game” organization. 

“They focus on encouraging young girls to stay in sports and encouraging self-confidence and strength, both mentally and physically,” she adds. 

Erickson plans on going into the Faculty of Arts and Science for a degree in the Environment and Society program with a certificate in sustainability. 

“I’m just passionate about climate action and I think that having an education in that field is what's going to make you a better leader. If you know what you’re talking about, you can act properly and be fit for any role, whether that's in politics or in any other sort of policy-making area. Even if that’s working on projects in sustainability, or research, or education, I think you really need to know what you’re talking about to be able to make a greater impact.”

April 9, 2010

Keith Penry Passes

Keith G. Penry
March 19 1926 -April 6 2010
Keith passed away peacefully at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital, Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Over the last few years he resided at Mulberry Place where he enjoyed meeting and sharing stories with many new and old friends. Keith loved people and his trusting nature allowed him to always see the good in someone else. Keith's life journey began on the farm near Ernfold, Saskatchewan. Farming was not his intended career as his aspirations were to become an educator. Keith touched the lives of many students while he taught at Central Collegiate from 1953 until 1982. Many stories can be told about Keith's History, Social Studies, Physical Education, Coaching and Woodworking classes. Keith could often be found out refereeing a football game and or at the hockey rink where his love for hockey kept him involved with the Hockey Society. Keith's love of wood became more involved after teaching woodworking at Central Collegiate. As a hobbyist Keith was a member of the Wood Guild. He spent many hours turning wood into beautiful ornamental pieces that now adorn many homes. Throughout his life Keith was passionate about his role with the Saskatchewan Dragoons. Summers were often spent in Dundurn and during the years 1970 to 1974 he was the Commanding Officer. Until recently Keith still tried to attend as many functions as he could. Keith was Grand Master during 1971-72 with the Moose Jaw Masonic Temple and became a lifetime member in 2003. Keith will be sadly missed by his (son and daughter-in-law) Scott and Ally Penry, (daughter) Susan Taylor, (grandchildren) Brooke, Dallas and Jordyn. Keith was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Joan; sister, Carol; and his parents Russell and Ethel Penry. There will be a visitation at Parkview Funeral Chapel on Sunday, April 11th, 2010 from 7 - 9 pm. A service to honour Keith's life will be held on Monday April 12th, 2010 at the First Baptist Church on Main Street, at 10:00 am. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Services are entrusted to Parkview Funeral Chapel.


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