Sturgeon County Council awarded the Dale MacMillan Memorial Scholarship to Bailey Parno and Desmond Krywko.
Every year, two post-secondary students are chosen to receive the $2,000 scholarship. The money for the scholarship comes from the Calahoo-Villeneuve Gravel Extraction Community Enhancement Fund.
In honour of Dale MacMillan, who was instrumental in helping achieve a balance between residents and gravel extraction operations in the Calahoo and Villeneuve area, the students are largely chosen for their involvement in the community and their volunteerism.
Parno often volunteered at the St. Emerence Church annual clean up, the Hair Massacre Fair, as mascot Kalie the Bear at Sturgeon Heights School and raised money for the West Country Hearth Attack. He has completed his first year at Concordia University towards Bachelor of Business Management.
Krywko has been playing music for the Camilla School masses for the past nine years. He is working towards his Business Administration Degree at NAIT.
"We're very happy and we congratulate both recipients," said Sheila Moore, communications manager of Sturgeon County.
It is the job of the Calahoo Villeneuve Sand & Gravel Advisory Committee to ensure the sustainability of the scholarship fund and review applications for the Dale MacMillan Scholarship. The committee has been around since 2001.
The scholarships were handed out on Tuesday (Aug.28).