2013 Cathy Isobe Scholarship Winner

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 55 , No. 7 , September 2013 , Pages 335 News

The Cathy Isobe Scholarship was founded in memory of the BCMA’s longtime receptionist, who passed away from cancer in 2007. Cathy lov­ed highland dance, and BCMA staff members honor her memory by fund­raising throughout the year to award a scholarship for a student en­rolled in highland dance who achieves academic excellence. The $1000 schol­arship is administered by Ms Isobe’s family.

This year’s Cathy Isobe Scholarship recipient is Aislynn Hunt, who is graduating from JL Crowe Secondary in Trail. Ms Hunt will be going to McGill University to earn a bachelor of science degree, then plans to attend medical school and specialize in neurology.

In addition to her academic studies, Ms Hunt is an accomplished highland dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Last year she was chosen to participate in the British Association of Teachers of Dancing North American Scholarship weekend. 

Ms Hunt still finds time to be actively involved in her school and her community. In 2011, she went with Interact (Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18) on a humanitarian trip to Mexico where she worked at an orphanage and a day care. She leads the Green Initiative Program at her school, and also started the school’s Me to We group.

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