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.”

December 8, 2011

A flavour of different cultures at Central Collegiate

A drum performance began the celebrations at the Cultural Fair at Central Collegiate.
A drum performance began the celebrations at the Cultural Fair at Central Collegiate.

Published on December 7, 2011
Moose Jaw Times Herald
Rebecca Lawrence

More than 21 countries were represented at the second annual Cultural Fair at Central Collegiate on Wednesday.

    Students were able to give people a taste of their cultures through performance, presentations as well as food.

    The event was hosted by the school with the Moose Jaw Multicultural Settlement Workers in Schools Program.

    Countries represented include Libya, Eritrea, Kosovo, Thailand, Nigeria, Guinea, Cote D’Ivoire, Sudan, Philippines, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone.

    Michelle Smith, who runs the English as an additional language (EAL) program at Central Collegiate, said the event gives students an opportunity to share the cultures that are at the school and also in Moose Jaw.

    “We are hoping to raise awareness and sensitivity within the city to all these various cultures,” she said.

    “We have 21 different booths here so 21 counties are represented and that’s not everybody (at the school).

    “This event also empowers the students and families. The students have been so excited about doing this,” she said. “It’s very powerful.”


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