A local high school student has won a prestigious $100,000 scholarship.
Adrianna Vanos, a Grade 12 student at St. James high school, was one of 33 students to be named a Loran Scholar out of 4,438 applicants across the country.
Winners are selected based on character, commitment to service in the community and long-term leadership potential.
The scholarship is given by the Loran Scholars Foundation and includes a $10,000 annual stipend, tuition waivers from one of 25 Canadian universities, mentorship, summer internship funding and an orientation expedition to
Vanos is the chapter president of Best Buddies, an in-school program that pairs other students with special needs students. Then there's the
She also worked in the Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI) the past two summers and holds down a part-time job in Lennox-Addington residence cafeteria at the U of G.
From the 4,438 applicants, roughly 400 earned interviews and 83 finalists were chosen.