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PWSD’s annual FNMI Scholarship awarded to Spirit River Regional Academy graduate

March 01, 2017

Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that Katelyn Byam, a member of Spirit River Regional Academy's Class of 2016, has been awarded the 2015-2016 PWSD First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Scholarship, valued at $1,000. Ms. Byam is currently enroled in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC), with future plans to study Physiotherapy.

During high school, Miss Byam played middle position for the Spirit River Regional Academy Renegades Volleyball team and celebrated a 2013-2014 provincial championship win. Throughout Grades 9 - 12, she also played club volleyball with the Central Peace Panthers and Peace River Revolution teams. She will compete in volleyball at the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto in July.

Since graduating, she has turned her extracurricular focus toward working with kids. She currently coaches one of two U-14 GPRC Wolves Girls Volleyball teams, and this summer she will take on a sports role at a kids' camp in Kelowna.

The scholarship was presented at PWSD Central Office on March 1 by FNMI Coordinator Darrell Willier and Corinne Dennis, FNMI Liaison Worker at Spirit River Regional Academy.

About the award
PWSD's FNMI Scholarship receives numerous applications, and is awarded annually by random selection to an FNMI graduate of a PWSD high school who has declared his/her FNMI status on the PWSD registration form, and has registered in a post-secondary institution immediately following high school graduation.

Photo Caption: Katelyn Byam (center), a member of the Spirit River Regional Academy (SRRA) Class of 2016, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015-2016 PWSD First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Scholarship, valued at $1,000. The scholarship was presented at PWSD Central Office on March 1, 2017 by FNMI Coordinator Darrell Willier (left) and Corinne Dennis (right), FNMI Liaison Worker at SRRA.

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