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.”

August 29, 2012

The boys were back in town

Headline performed Friday night at Chillers Brew Pub to a sold out audience.
Headline performed Friday night at Chillers Brew Pub to a sold out audience.
Published on August 25, 2012
Cole Carruthers

'70s rockers Headline give homecoming performance in Moose Jaw

Big guitar rock, great times and a whole lot of nostalgia was on display at Chillers Brew Pub Friday night.

Classic rock band Headline played a 34 years in the making reunion show for Moose Jaw, offering up hits from Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.

The band played in just about every small town in a 200 kilometre radius of Moose Jaw in the mid ‘70s. On Aug. 24, 1978 they played their last show at the Moose Jaw Union Centre to celebrate their first Canadian tour.

Drummer Nelson Bennett went on to become a reporter at the Times-Herald and later moved out to British Columbia. Others went on to become visual artists or video editors.

Only Sandy Lawson, lead guitar player for the band, stayed in the music industry, finding success with the hard rock band Sentinal who would reach the peak of their careers opening for KISS during their Animalize tour. Now he lives in Lethbridge and works at one of the community schools.

“It took five months of sending each other MP3 music files and YouTube clips to start to get ready,” Lawson said about the initial planning for the show. “We only had three days of actual rehearsal in a hot sweaty garage –– just like it should be.”

The wait was long enough for Moose Jaw fans who showed their support by selling out the concert. Most of the attendees either saw Headline back in the day or have a personal connection to the band. “My brother-in-law used to play with them,” Robin Bailey told the Times-Herald. “I want to show my support.”


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Don the Web Guy on August 29, 2012 11:41 AM
You may be wondering why this is in the Alumni News. it's a tip of the hat to Sandy Lawson, Grad of 75!

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