The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise, supported by CIBC, presented a $1,000 scholarship to a local high school student at the Bell Business Awards hosted by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce on March 20, 2008.


The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise established The Rotary Scholarship Award which is awarded annually to post-secondary students in the Region who have demonstrated a combination of academic merit, exemplary humanitarian service and established financial need.

The recipient of this year's award is Kathryn Dandyk - Kathryn is an outstanding Grade 12 student at St.BenedictSchool. She wants to pursue studies in architecture and has applied to programs in Ontario, as well as the University of British Columbia.

Kathryn has been involved in a variety of volunteer activities throughout high school, both within the school community and the broader community. She received her Leaders in Training through the City of Cambridge and spent two summers volunteering with programs where she worked with children ages 3-12. She has volunteered with Rock the Mill festival and "Food Not Bombs", an organization that serves food to homeless people. Most recently, Kathryn has become involved with Free The Children and Leader's Today which are sister organizations. She has worked tirelessly to raise money to help build a school in Kenya and this summer plans to spend three weeks in Kenya to help with the construction.

Kathryn was presented with a $1000 scholarship from The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise. The admiration for her accomplishments was felt by all of us in the room. We wish her much success in her future endeavours.