CBT awards scholarships to Creston Valley students

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Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) congratulates the recipients of the 2011 Youth Community Service Awards. Forty-three high school graduates were recently presented with $2,000 scholarships toward their first year of post-secondary education or training. The awards are based on volunteer community service rather than academic standing.

Among the recipients were Crawford Bay’s Gabby Brasseur and Creston’s Brandi Pogany, Danielle Sonntag and Cynthia Dye.

“CBT applauds these graduating students who have made a difference in their communities,” said CBT president and CEO Neil Muth. “We are pleased to be able to recognize their efforts and to help them achieve their future goals.”

All students graduating from a Columbia Basin high school, alternate school or other institution that grants graduation diplomas recognized by the Ministry of Education are eligible for this annual award. In total, $86,000 was distributed to graduating students throughout the basin in 2011. For more information on the Youth Community Service Award, visit www.cbt.org/ycsa.

CBT also proudly supports Basin students with a second scholarship program, the College Community Service Award, which is also based on volunteer community service rather than academic standing. For more information, visit www.cbt.org/ccsa.

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