NEWS & PRESS
2016 Stan Darling Environmental Education Awards Fund Recipients
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Stan Darling Environmental Education Award Fund:
Jennah Mcintyre – Almaguin Highlands Secondary School
Laiken Pratt – Gravenhurst High School
Kameron Kirbyson – St. Dominic’s Catholic Secondary School…
Rebecca Jackson – Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes Secondary School
Katherine Beirnes – Parry Sound High School
Kelsey Lang – Huntsville High School
The Stan Darling Environmental Education Award Fund was established at Muskoka Community Foundation in April 2010 in memory of Stan Darling, MP for Parry-Sound Muskoka. Mr. Darling was an active environmentalist, and was instrumental in establishing the Acid Rain Treaty with the USA in 1991.
Grants are awarded each June to a student from each of the area’s six high schools in the Muskoka – Parry Sound region who is pursuing a post-secondary education with a focus on environmental studies at a Canadian College or University. Recipients are selected by their teachers based on their demonstrated commitment and service to community environmental issues, academic achievement and record of participation in volunteer and extracurricular activities. Since the creation of the Fund $62,600 has been awarded.