11 students win educational awards from Prospera Credit Union

Marcia Atanackovic of Surrey is one of the winners.

  • Aug. 22, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Marcia Atanackovic of Surrey is one of 11 high school students in B.C. to win Prospera Credit Union’s Educational Awards Program this year.

Education is one of the best ways that young people can ensure a financially sound future. Across B.C., Prospera helps students realize their dreams through the credit union’s Educational Awards Program. Every year the program distributes up to $21,000 to deserving individuals who are dedicated to helping others and planning to pursue post secondary education.

Prospera’s Educational Awards are offered in four different categories: Neutron Awards for those currently attending high school; Quasar Awards for those already attending post-secondary school; Nebula Awards for those pursuing an education in Athletics, Fine Arts or Culture; and Super Nova Awards for life-long learners who are balancing work, family and community participation while furthering their education.

Atanackovic won in the Neutron category.

Other winners are:

• Neutron Award – Lin Wei Tung, Sardis; Keetyn Maxwell, Abbotsford; and Jessica Flechner-Klein, Kelowna.

• Quasar Award – Kane Larson, Vancouver; Rame Putris, Sardis; and Syndey Peters, Langley.

• Nebula Award – Erin Froese, Sardis; and Jaxon Jensen, Kelowna.

• Super Nova Award – Cooper Arnold, Chilliwack; and Pamela Hargreaves, Vernon.

Since 2012, the credit union has also given out a special award that honours long-time Prospera Credit Union director Ron Sweeney’s community spirit. Sweeney’s dedication to community offers a shining example of the difference one person can make in the world and The Ron Sweeney Rising Star Award is given to one exceptional high school student who has made a difference for others and is pursuing a post-secondary education.

Prospera is happy to announce the 2015 Ron Sweeney Rising Star Award goes to Sydney Torok from Sardis Senior Secondary.

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