Adrienne Salmon of Castlegar is attending the University of British Columbia to earn a degree in psychology. (Submitted)

Two Castlegar students win Interfor awards

Twelve young people from B.C. are this year’s recipients of Interfor’s Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to support students’ academic and career goals.

The recipients were chosen for their academic achievements, volunteer and community contributions, and educational and career goals. They all have parents or guardians who work at Interfor’s Corporate and BC Operations. Each student has received $2,000.

“The Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship fulfills our commitment to support our employees, their families, and the communities where we operate,” says Andrew Horahan, Vice President, BC Operations. “Interfor is proud to support these students to achieve their academic dreams, and we wish them the best of luck.”

This year’s recipients:

• Melissa Ayling (Campbell River) is a Vancouver Island University student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology.

• Claudia Barnes (Campbell River) plans to become an elementary school teacher. She begins her post-secondary education at the

University of Victoria this fall.

• Janelle Daigle (Adams Lake) has already earned a degree in Behavioral Sciences, and now plans to pursue a Bachelor of Education

and become a teacher.

• Shawn Hereen (Vancouver) attends Leuven University in Belgium, where he is working towards a career in finance.

• Courtney Lau (Burnaby) is enrolled at the University of British Columbia, where she will pursue a career as a registered dietician.

• Alyssa Makortoff (Grand Forks) is attending the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) and pursuing a double degree in Kinetics

and Education.

• Sidney McLeod (Adams Lake) is pursuing degrees in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University.

• Taylor Modesto’s (Campbell River) career goal is to earn a degree in social work. Taylor will be attending the University of Victoria

in the fall.

• Adrienne Salmon (Castlegar) is attending the University of British Columbia to earn a degree in psychology.

• Samantha Shkuratoff (Castlegar) plans to attend Selkirk College to begin her degree in medicine.

• Ena Stanic (Burnaby) is attending the University of British Columbia in the fall to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

• Tegan Syho (Burnaby) is attending the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Page 2 of 2 Business to earn a commerce

degree. The Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship honors the life of long-time Interfor employee, Dal Shemko.