Curlers and donors across Canada helped these students achieve great things, on and off the ice. Thank you!
Earlier, we let you know what five of the students were up to now. Here are five more updates from the 2014 For The Love of Curling Scholarship recipients.
Here's how you helped make a difference for tomorrow's champions!
Jocelyn Peterman - I will be completing the final four courses of my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology this fall. I am currently debating whether to pursue my masters in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy in the future.
With Heather Nedohin retiring this year, I will continue to play second with Chelsea Carey as our skip now. We are playing in a lot of events this year as we are chasing the dream of qualifying for the 2018 Olympic Trials!
Derek Oryniak - This winter I am entering my last year of junior curling. I am skipping my own team, competing out of Winnipeg. We hope to make a run at a provincial and national title.
As for my academic life, I am finishing my BSc in biochemistry at the University of Winnipeg and have begun the process of applying to medical schools across Canada.
Cathlia Ward - In May of 2015, I graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in Leadership Studies. Now, I am working full time as a Marketing Manager. I am continuing my work with organizations close to my heart, like the United Way of Central NB and the Sandra Schmirler Foundation and, of course, I will be curling!
I'm entering my first season of Women's, where I will be playing second for Melissa Adams (McClure), the 1998 World Junior Champion! Exciting times ahead for this East Coaster with big dreams, but I know that my accomplishments this past year would not have been possible without the help of For the Love of Curling Donors. I am very grateful!
Leah Hodgson - I'm going into my third year of university this year and I am continuing to curl with the same team for the third year in a row. We are striving to attend nationals one more time as a team this year (as this is my final year of juniors). I'm very much looking forward to a season with lots of curling travel and academic opportunities!
I am very grateful to the "For the Love of Curling" scholarship donors. I am incredibly honoured to have been chosen for this award! The academic portion of the money helped me to pay for my textbooks last year, and the athletic portion paid for my gym membership, which allowed me to stay in shape throughout the curling season.
Matt Allan - Currently I am in my second year of Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. However right now I am on a Co-op term working as a software developer in the Waterloo area.
I am curling with a Junior Men's competitive team out of Southern Ontario as we are currently preparing for our Zone playdowns and I am also a member of the University of Waterloo Men's Varsity curling team.
You can support more young athletes by making a donation today to the Curling Canada Foundation. Make your gift in support of future champions!