Zach Friedenberger was awarded an Interfor scholarship that will help him pursue his academic goals of earning a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University.

Local youth among Interfor memorial scholarship recipients

Six young people in British Columbia have been awarded Interfor’s Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship.


Arrow Lakes News

Six young people in British Columbia have been awarded Interfor’s Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship, which will provide financial assistance to support academic and career goals.

Nakusp resident, Zach Friedenberger, along with Andrew Blattler (Coastal Woodlands, Sunshine Coast), Heather Hackett (Castlegar), Aleesha Hewitt (Adams Lake), Katrina Makortoff (Grand Forks) and Wade Shapansky (Hammond, Maple Ridge) have each received $2,000. They were chosen for their academic achievements, volunteer and community contributions, and educational and career goals. All of the recipients have parents or guardians who work in Interfor’s Canadian operations.

“The Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship supports our commitment to our employees and the communities where we operate,” Ian Fillinger, Senior Vice President, Canadian Operations stated. “These six students have exciting futures ahead of them and we are proud to support their academic goals. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

Friedenberger plans to attend McGill University to earn a Bachelor of Science degree to pursue a career in medicine and eventually work with the Doctors without Borders program. Friedenberger has recently returned from a volunteer tour at a school in Tanzania and on a forest reservation in Madagascar.

“It’s an honor to be selected for the Dal Shemko memorial scholarship,” Friedenberger commented. “It’s also a delight to receive recognition for all of the hard work in the last couple of years.”


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