The Whole School Board of Directors congratulates Maya Green, a student graduate from Mt. Sentinel, for winning the Zack Harvey Memorial Scholarship – $200 – towards her post-secondary education. The scholarship fund has been in plans since February of last year; Maya Green is the first recipient of this award. The fund is for secondary student graduates who graduated from The Whole School’s elementary program. Maya has been accepted into a Bachelor of Science program at UBCO and began her studies this September.
“My six years at the Whole School positively influenced my life in many ways and shaped the woman I am today.” says Maya. “Attending a small community-supported, independent elementary school for a crucial portion of my childhood is what initially sparked my interest in community involvement.”
Maya has been involved in several community initiatives, most recently with the Mt. Sentinel Interact Club to raise money to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico in 2015 building two houses for families who were much in need of them and working with a children’s home. She attributes her interest in volunteerism and adventure to The Whole School’s emphasis on non-traditional learning.
The Scholarship was created in memory of Zack Harvey, son of Dale and Tara Harvey, brother to Ayden & Jasmin Harvey, and a student at The Whole School. His life in the school and our Slocan Valley community will never be forgotten. Folks who would like to donate to the Zack Harvey Memorial Scholarship fund to support post-secondary students can contact Joselin Corrigan at The Whole School for more information.