Maple Ridge secondary scholars have put the institution in some elite company.
A representative from the Schulich Leader Scholarship organization in Toronto contacted MRSS on Wednesday to personally congratulate the school for being one of only two in Canada to have a graduating student win the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship for two years in a row.
Last year, Jeff Chen received the award, and Magdalena Richardson is this year’s recipient of the honour, and the $60,000 scholarship.
This year, 996 secondary schools from across Canada applied for the scholarships, which are available to students intending to enroll in science, technology, engineering or mathematical areas of study.
This year, only 40 scholarships were awarded.