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Beaverbrook Vimy Ridge Winner

Beaverbrook Vimy Ridge WinnerBeaverbrook Vimy Ridge Winner

Senator Gershaw student Madelyn Burgess has won an exceptional experience.... 

The Vimy Foundation offers a prestigious summer scholarship to youth 15-17 years of age, to study the interwoven history of Canada, France, and Great Britain during the First and Second World Wars. During the two week, fully-funded scholarship program, prize winners from Canada, Great Britain and France will visit key historical sites including lectures, visits to major museums, battlefields, cemeteries and memorials, including Vimy Ridge, where they will be introduced to ideas and viewpoints not typically taught in classrooms.

The winners will travel to Europe from August 7-21, 2017. As Canada celebrates 150 years as a country, students will visit the places
that have been so important to the nation’s history: Vimy Ridge, Beaumont Hamel, Passchendaele, Dieppe, and Juno Beach.

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize is awarded on the basis of essay submissions, reference letters, and motivation letters. Winners will take part in an intensive scholarship program in Europe, participating in educational seminars and museum events.

 14 students were selected from across the nation to participate in an immersive educational program - and our Matty was one of them!!!!!!!