Brampton Student Wins Massive Scholarship

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It’s no secret that Brampton is full of awesome people, and some of those people are young and doing incredible things.

Eden Wondmeneh of Brampton’s own David Suzuki Secondary School is one of them.

Wondmeneh recently became a Loran Scholar - she has been awarded a whopping $100,000 scholarship.

This year, 34 students received the prestigious Loran Scholar award, which recognizes academic achievement, extracurricular activities, commitment to serving their communities and proven leadership abilities, according to the Peel District School Board (PDSB).

As for Wondmeneh, she’s an all-around leader.

She works diligently to support school initiatives to achieve her goal of empowering fellow classmates,” said PDSB. “While in school, she earns and maintains top grades while simultaneously playing an active role in the Me to We club, Mental Wellness Committee, Because I Am a Girl, Black History Month and LINK Crew.”

Outside of the classroom, her active role and continued support for local food banks, women’s shelters and the adoption of a sister aboriginal school has resulted in the betterment of the local community. Every leadership role she takes on is independently driven and executes every task to the best of her abilities.”

Wondmeneh also sings, plays piano, and plans to get her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Biology.

Winning The Loran Award is a huge feat. Over 5,000 students apply across Canada ever year, and only 88 are invited to a national selection process by panelists. Award recipients get the $100,000 with a $10,000 annual stipdent, plus mentorship, summer internships, annual retreats and a weeklong orientation expedition in Algonquin Park, Ontario.

Congratulations to this promising scholar from Brampton!

Cover photo courtesy of PDSB

Body photo courtesy of the Loran Scholars Foundation

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