Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) graduating student Jason Vogel received the inaugural 100 Mile Cruzers Mechanic Bursary at the PSO Scholarship Tea on June 3.
This bursary is part of a new initiative for the Cruzers to give back to the community.
Cruzers president Jim Williscroft says the society has been wanting to do an education bursary for quite some time.
“We are always looking for ideas to give back to the community in different ways. Our mission statement is about providing for the elderly and youth, and since we do so much for the seniors centre, we wanted to find a way to really give back to the youth as well.”
This year, the group came up with the idea to give a bursary to a worthy PSO graduate who was going into the trades industry.
When Vogel was selected by PSO, Williscroft says he was pleased with the choice.
“I had a bit of a chuckle when his name came up. Jason has been working on car motors with his dad for a long time and he is totally worthy of the award.”
Vogel was awarded $300 from the bursary to be put towards his future education. He is currently a welder.
Williscroft is already looking forward to who receives the bursary next year as the field for acceptance is quite open.
“Next year, we could be giving the bursary to a student in a totally different trade field.”
The 100 Mile Cruzers meet every Friday at the 100 Mile A&W restaurant from 6 to 8 p.m.