Pharmasave awards scholarship to TWU student for writing excellence

Langley, B.C.—Local student Laura Norton outshone the competition this fall by winning a $5,000 scholarship from Pharmasave for her excellence in writing. Norton beat out 100 applicants for the scholarship which will go toward her studying at Trinity Western.

The competition was intended specifically for students who are Pharmasave Teen Club members. Participants were required to write a 500 word essay on how they intend to better their community. From one hundred participants, six were chosen as semi-finalists. Norton was then determined as the winner based on her essay response and contribution in the community.

“Most of the essays that were written focused on how the participants would better their community in the future, but the semi-finalists all were volunteering in their chosen areas,” says Marilyn Hutcheson, who helped select Norton as the winner of the competition.

“Norton is giving back to her community now, which made a huge statement about the type of person she is; we believe that she will continue to give back and help make her community a better place to live, as will many other contestants do in the future.”

Norton received the award earlier this fall at the Pharmasave Coquitlam store, where she entered the competition.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,200 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 other graduate degrees including counseling psychology, theology and administrative leadership

Last Updated: 2015-07-13
Author: Keela Keeping