Belmont student among Temperance scholarship winners

Students honoured for academics, community involvement, drug-and -alcohol free lifestyle

Four Vancouver Island students were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships from Canada’s Temperance Foundation.

The Be You Promise community drug education and prevention scholarships were presented to Miranda Llewellyn of Belmont secondary, Parkland secondary student Safahanna­‐Malika Hanif Hussein, Tala Barzkar from Edward Milne Community School and Alexandra Werk from Lake Cowichan secondary.

“These students encompass the values that we are working to instil in the community,” said foundation founder and CEO, Miles Craig in a statement.

The scholarship was started as a way to recognize students for commitment to academic achievement, community and school involvement, and inspiring others to be themselves without using drugs or alcohol.

Headquartered in Victoria, the foundation began in 2012 and is a registered non-profit.

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