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.”

March 9, 2012

Central students work to combat prejudice

Elyas Adam, Razan Suliman and Mohammed Tarhuni -- leaders of Central Collegiate's Youth In Action multicultural stu
Elyas Adam, Razan Suliman and Mohammed Tarhuni -- leaders of Central Collegiate's Youth In Action multicultural student group -- made a presentation as part of a diversity exposition at SIAST's Palliser campus on Friday. Times-Herald photo by Joel van der Veen

Published on March 9, 2012
Moose Jaw Times Herald
By Joel van der Veen

Students at Moose Jaw’s Central Collegiate are working together to combat racism, ageism and other struggles faced by today’s youth.

On Friday, three of them made a presentation on these issues during a diversity exposition held at SIAST’s Palliser campus.

Mohammed Tarhuni, a Grade 12 student, said that despite growing diversity in cities like Moose Jaw, these concerns are still often glossed over and not given the attention they require. He asked his audience to listen carefully and take these matters to heart.

“People don’t pay attention to the issues of racism and discrimination,” he said. “Please learn something.”

Tarhuni was joined by classmates Elyas Adam and Razan Suliman. Besides serving as youth representatives on the city’s Cultural Diversity Committee, the three are co-organizers of Youth in Action, a group at Central Collegiate that aims to address the concerns shared by students.


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