The Colborne Rotary Club announced the winner of its 2009 Gord Hoselton Memorial Award on June 25.
Cobourg District Collegiate Institute East student and Cramahe Township resident, Rachel Lessard was presented with the cheque for $1,000 at Rotary Appreciation Night.
Students were eligible who live in the area served by Colborne Rotary. The selection was based on marks, financial need and letters written by the candidates telling about their career goals, objectives and outlining volunteer work done.
In explaining the criteria, Rotarian, Morris Tait, stated the club looked for students who do more than the 40 hours requried of them. Work experience was also considered and Rachel has plenty of that, working in three local businesses, including the Colborne Foodland etore.
The enterprising student is enrolled at the University of Ottawa in the fall where she will study English.
Each year Jan Hoselton and Colborne Rotary each donate $500. Hoseltons also contributes a bear sculpture.