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Amanda St-Denis, President of the Lachute 4-H Club, has been announced as the Quebec recipient of a 2021 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship.

Lachute 4-H Club president named Quebec region winner of 2021 TD 4-H Agricultural Scholarship

Amanda St-Denis, President of the Lachute 4-H Club, has been announced as the Quebec recipient of a 2021 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship.

TD Bank Group has provided $30,000 in scholarship funds for 2021 through 4-H Canada, with a total of 12 4-H members from across Canada selected to receive $2,500 toward their post-secondary education in agriculture, agricultural science, or agricultural business this coming fall.

St-Denis, who will be entering her first year in the Business Agriculture program at Algonquin College, was named as the Quebec region scholarship winner in an announcement made by 4-H Canada on August 24. The 17-year old, who lives in Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, is the daughter of Lynn McQuat and Mike St-Denis.

“It’s an amazing opportunity,” St-Denis said, when contacted by The Review last weekend. “It’s nice to know that it is appreciated when you do different things to support your club.”

St-Denis has been involved with the Lachute 4-H Club for the past 10 years and says the experiences she has received through 4-H have been literally life-changing.

“I’ve met a lot of friends and travelled a lot,” said St-Denis, who spent a week in Saskatchewan in 2017 as part of the 4-H club-to-club exchange.

The Lachute Club has continued to be active during the COVID-19 pandemic, working with representatives from clubs across Canada through online Zoom meetings.

St-Denis said she will use the scholarship to further her studies in the field of agriculture and the funds will go a long way to helping her with the expenses of her first year of study in Algonquin College’s Business Agriculture program.

“Our ever-changing world has taught us that food security is more important now than ever, and we are proud to partner with TD in supporting youth who are pursuing post-secondary education in the field of agriculture,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “We congratulate the 2021 scholarship recipients and wish them all the best in their educational and career pursuits.”

4-H Canada is committed to promoting positive youth development and providing youth with tools and guidance to lay the foundation for a life-long love of learning in the field of agriculture.

“TD is proud to support 4-H Canada advance its mission to develop future leaders in agriculture,” said Alec Morley, Senior Vice President, Agriculture Services, Business Banking. “We wish this year’s scholarship recipients success as they pursue a career in an industry we are all reliant upon.”

The 2021 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship recipients are as follows:

Recipient Province Area of Study Institution
Jalen Thurgood BC Bachelor of Science University of British Columbia
Jessica Hadwin AB Diploma,

Agribusiness

Lakeland College
Jenna Simpson AB Bachelor of Science,

Animal Health

University of Alberta
Grace Christensen SK Animal Science Technology Lakeland College
Halee Piasta MB Bachelor of Science University of Manitoba
Emily Robb MB Bachelor of Science, Agroecology University of Manitoba
Kyla Lewis ON Bachelor of Science,

Animal Biology

University of Guelph
Ashley Miller ON Bachelor of Science,

Agriculture

University of Guelph
Amanda St-Denis QC Diploma,

Business Agriculture

Algonquin College
Kayleigh Brewer NB Bachelor of Science,

Agriculture, Animal Science

Dalhousie University
Sara Sherman-Henderson NS Bachelor of Science,

Agriculture, Environmental Science

Dalhousie University
Hailey Quilty PE Diploma,

Technology Business Management, Dairy Farming

Dalhousie University

 

For more information on the TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship, visit 4-h-canada.ca/scholarships.

Reid Masson

Reid Masson is a graduate of Algonquin College's Journalism Program. He has over 20 years of experience as a staff writer and editor for various newspapers across Canada, including The Ottawa Citizen and Brockville Recorder and Times.

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