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.”
If any of you are wondering why your name has made it to the top of the alumni list on the CCI 100 website it's because we're converting the graduation field data on the website over the next couple of months.
The old method allowed you to sort the list by graduation year but it still listed everyone in every year. This meant you still had to search through all of the pages to find your class year.
The new method allows you to sort by year and only that year will be listed. Much more conveni...
Local poet Robert Currie to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert Currie, Saskatchewan’s poet laureate and a resident of Moose Jaw, has been selected as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award with the 2009 Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards.
Currie is a writer of poetry, fiction and radio plays whose work has appeared in literary magazines and more than 40 anthologies. He has published six books of poetry, (his latest is Witness), and three works of fiction.
As well, he has taught creative writing, and he taught English at Central...
It was all smiles, cheers and laughter at the Hillcrest Apostolic Church Friday afternoon as the Central Collegiate class of 2009 celebrated four years of hard work, good times and friendship.
Principal Scott Williamson opened his speech by telling the 115 graduates what an honour it has been to have spend the last year working with the group. He said: “It only took a couple of days in the fall for me to realize, that this group of Grade 12s was pretty special.”
The Kick Off was fantastic. Music, speeches, hot dogs and lots of students and past alumni. There is a separate page on this website with a few photos from this event.
On Friday, May 29th, 2009 Central Collegiate students and staff will launch the “CCI 100th Anniversary, Countdown to Kickoff”! The event will recognize the initial opening of the school in the spring of 1909 and kickoff the countdown to the official CCI 100th reunion which is being cele...
It's hard to believe but less than year and a half after we introduced the CCI 100 website we have over 1700 alumni, faculty and staff listed on the site. A big thank you to everyone for joining and for encouraging your friends and family to sign up, it really helps us get the word out to everyone.
We have a goal of having 2000 people on the site by November 1st, the second anniversary of the introduction of the CCI 100 website.
To all of those people that regularly visit the site but haven't r...