Brooklyn Grainger, a Grade 12 student at St. John Paul II, has received a scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Canada for $5000.
 
The scholarship was one of 85 distributed to students across Canada who have overcome significant hardship in pursuing their education, while maintaining excellent grades. Grainger was one of only nine recipients in Alberta.
 
Grainger said that she has undergone various struggles in her life, her greatest hardship was the death of her mother from breast cancer when she was only three.
 
“It’s made me more determined and I just wanna achieve more success in my life. So, I’ve had to work really hard to just to achieve what I’ve done so far,” said Grainger.
 
In the fall, she hopes to begin studying nursing at MacEwan University or the University of Alberta.
 
Grainger expressed gratitude toward her teachers and family for their continuous support, and to the Horatio Alger Association for selecting her for the scholarship.
 
When asked what advice she had for other students undergoing hardship, she said "always look on the positive side, and know that no matter how hard your life is right now, there's always something to look forward to."

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