Gladstone’s Steven Trinh, Lambrick Park’s Isaac Dellabough and MEI’s Jordan Koslowsky have each been awarded $500 scholarships by the selection committee of the Big Kahuna BC High School Boys Volleyball Championships.
Trinh received the BC High Schools Boys Volleyball Alumni Scholarship, Dellabough won the Buy-Low Scholarship and Koslowsky earned the Big Kahuna Scholarship.
Scholarships were awarded based on these criteria (in no particular order):
Exemplary grades in school leading to post-secondary education, future goals as stated in the application, leadership, the quality and clarity of the application, the strength of the reference letter and volleyball achievements.
Trinh has been a consistent member of the Honour Roll and Principal’s List in Gladstone’s accelerated-learning Mini program. He has served in the school’s athletic leadership program and been a volleyball captain since Grade 8.
He also has trained scorekeepers and referees at his school and coached younger teams. Trinh, who hopes to study kinesiology in post-secondary and become a physiotherapist, led Gladstone to seventh place in the 2014 provincials. He was selected as a second-team all-star.
Dellabough, the student council president at Lambrick Park, is a four-year member of the school’s Leadership Team, an Honour Roll student and a recipient of the 2014 Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
He has competed in four sports at LPSS, captained the volleyball team in his Grade 12 season and been a Team BC member. Dellabough plans to play volleyball at Camosun College and then transfer to UBC to pursue advanced degrees in psychology.
Koslowsky, a straight-A student, has been MEI’s student council chapel rep and has volunteered at a community seniors home and food bank. In addition, he conducted a workshop at a leadership conference for BC’s Christian schools.
In his Grade 12 year, Koslowsky was selected as the Most Outstanding Player in leading MEI to the AA provincial volleyball title. He also has captained the school’s junior and senior teams and coached younger-level squads. Heading to Trinity Western this fall, he plans to pursue a degree in international studies and hopes to later play professionally overseas.