The 2011 Jean Kotcher Leadership Bursary has been awarded to Taylor (Tess) Syrowik, who is graduating from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School.
During her high school years, Syrowik has excelled in her academic studies and has been an active volunteer in the community.
She has been accepted to the University of Victoria’s humanities program and is aiming for a career in Canada’s Diplomatic Service.
The bursary was established in memory of Jean Kotcher by her family and members of the community who valued Kotcher’s exceptional contribution to the lives of her students and their parents, her colleagues and her friends. Kotcher is remembered as an inspiring and nurturing teacher who excelled in many leadership roles while serving her profession and community, always committed to the pursuit of social justice through due process.
The Jean Kotcher Leadership Bursary recognizes a graduating student who demonstrates leadership and active participation in school and/or community service. Congratulations and best wishes to Syrowik.
The Jean Kotcher Leadership Bursary is administered by School District 71. Donations to the bursary can be made to The Jean Kotcher Leadership Bursary and forwarded to SD 71, 607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay B.C., V9N 7G5.
— School District 71