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Anne Laurier Scholarship Fund winners announced by Dufferin Arts Council

August 31, 2023   ·   0 Comments

Three Orangeville students are getting a financial boost as they head off to post-secondary school.

They each demonstrated their artistic talent to win $2,500 for their schooling through the Dufferin Arts Council’s (DAC) 2023 Anne Laurier Scholarship Fund. 

This year’s winners are Caitlin Mount of Orangeville District Secondary School (ODSS), Kathleen Williams from ODSS and Mikenna Terry from Westside Secondary School.

Since 1996, the Dufferin Arts Council has awarded over $130,000 in scholarships through the program. 

These $2,500 scholarships are awarded to Grade 12 students living in Dufferin County and going to college or university to study in the arts. 

Each recipient was required to fill out an application as well as submit a portfolio of their work. DAC Chair Warren Maycock was delighted with the variety and talent displayed. 

“One of the truly rewarding things about DAC has been seeing the amazing art being produced by young people in our community. These three women will succeed in whatever path they choose,” said Maycock.

Caitlin Mount 

As well as striking examples of her artwork, Caitlin demonstrated impressive maturity through her various character awards and a strong ethic from years of dance. She has graduated from ODSS and is looking forward to media studies at the University of Western Ontario. 

“Best wishes in your studies and your future!” said the DAC in a press release.

Mikenna Terry 

By submitting a variety of medium examples and thought-provoking photography, Mikenna demonstrated herself to have a “high level of dedication to the arts,” as one reference stated. A graduate of Westside Secondary, she has done multiple community murals for all to enjoy and promote the arts while working at a camp for kids. She is off to Humber College shortly. 

“Way to go Mikenna!” said the DAC.

Kathleen Williams

A graduate of ODSS, Kathleen received high praise from her teachers for her academic excellence, her passion for the community and her volunteer efforts. She has helped many young people gain confidence on the ice and in themselves through her work with Skate Canada. She submitted an impressive body of work for this award. 

“DAC wishes Kathleen well as she continues her studies at OCAD,” said the DAC. “Well done!”

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