Two influential Sturgeon County residents scored $4000 in scholarships.
 
Travis Brenneis and Shawna McLaughlin received $2,000 each from the annual Dale MacMillan Memorial Scholarship for their post secondary education.
 
"They both seemed very happy and appreciative receiving their cheques," said Sturgeon County senior communications officer, Sheila Moore.
 
The scholarship is in memory of Dale MacMillan, who was an influential part of the county. 
 
McLaughlin is a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student at MacEwan University. She's been active in 4H for the last eight years and is a frequent community volunteer, donating her time to help events such as the highway clean-up as well as tire and electronic recycling. She's volunteered for the county under the Job Experience Training program.
 
Brenneis is a fourth-year Bachelor of Kinesiology student. He's been a supporter of West County Hearth retirement complex from the beginning, cleaning up the site, picking rocks for the fireplace and dry-walling the basement; now, he performs in musicals that have raised over $500,000 over ten years for the organization. He also helps maintain the Villeneuve Rink.
 
The scholarships are made possible through the Calahoo-Villeneuve Gravel Extraction Community Enhancement Fund, they were presented at a Sturgeon County council meeting. 
 
31082017brenneisscholarshipTravis Brenneis stands with mayor Tom Flynn and council to receive the big cheque. Photo courtesy of Sturgeon County.

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