|Ms Maren Longman||Ms Annalise Wong||Ms Anna Myllyniemi|
Doctors of BC awarded its annual $1000 scholarships for 2021 to Ms Maren Longman of Port Alberni, Ms Anna Myllyniemi of Victoria, and Ms Annalise Wong of Richmond. The commendable recipients were chosen from an abundance of highly impressive applicants.
Ms Longman represented her graduating class of 2021 as valedictorian. During high school, her greatest passions were giving back to her community and building relationships with people in her town. She worked with Alberni Drug and Alcohol Prevention to create a safe space for local youth and made many connections while working as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at her local pool. In her free time, Maren enjoys reading Game of Thrones. In fall 2021, she began a bachelor of science degree at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She has a passion for science and plans to attend medical school and train to become a children’s psychiatrist.
Ms Wong has been playing high-level hockey for the past 14 years and feels privileged to have represented BC for Team BC at the U18 Women’s Hockey Nationals. She now plays university-level hockey on the UBC’s varsity women’s hockey team. Along with hockey, she also played basketball and volleyball. Annalise is studying in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia, and plans to pursue a career in health sciences. She also volunteers regularly in her community and has coached young girls hockey teams to help lead and to be a mentor for them. Throughout high school, Annalise was on the principal’s honor roll for all 5 years while participating in clubs and playing numerous high school sports.
Ms Myllyniemi is currently a first-year student at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus at Trinity College. She is in the computer science program, and is also interested in cognitive science and robotics. During high school, Anna was very involved in her school dance program, while also being a competitive figure skater. In university, she uses dance and skating to stay active and balance her studies. In her spare time, she also likes to do photography, read novels, and explore Toronto with her friends. Anna doesn’t yet have specific plans for her future, but in general would like to make a positive impact in the lives of others, and sees computer science as a pathway to accomplish that.
For more than 15 years, Doctors of BC has presented the scholarship award to children of members in good standing who are completing high school and planning to continue studies at a recognized postsecondary institution. For more information about the award, visit www.doctorsofbc.ca/about-us/awards-scholarships/doctors-bc-scholarship-awards.
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