David Suzuki Secondary School student, Eden Wondmeneh, joins the 29th class of Canada's top Loran Scholars. Wondmeneh is one of 34 students to receive this prestigious Loran Scholar award. This coveted award recognizes academic achievement, extracurricular activities, commitment to serving their communities and proven leadership abilities.
Wondmeneh is a leader both in and outside of the classroom. She works diligently to support school initiatives to achieve her goal of empowering fellow classmates. While in school, she earns and maintains top grades while simultaneously playing an active role in the Me to We club, Mental Wellness Committee, Because I Am a Girl, Black History Month and LINK Crew. Outside of the classroom, her active role and continued support for local food banks, women's shelters and the adoption of a sister aboriginal school has resulted in the betterment of the local community. Every leadership role she takes on is independently driven and executes every task to the best of her abilities.
On her downtime, she enjoys singing and playing the piano. Wondmeneh plans to earn a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Biology.
Over 5,000 students from across Canada apply for The Loran Award. Each year, only 88 students are invited to its national selection process by panelists who will make the final decision. Recipients of this award are granted a $100,000 scholarship, including a $10,000 annual stipend, mentorship, summer internships, annual retreats and a weeklong orientation expedition in Algonquin Park, Ontario.
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