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General News · 15th August 2016
John Woolley
Emily's family and the Cortes Island School PAC congratulate the recipients of the 2016 - 2017 Dr Emily Ellingsen Memorial Bursaries. These students will each receive $1000 awards for the coming academic year.

Josephine Simpson
University of Victoria 4th Year Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies)

Kiera Tsakonis
Simon Fraser University 1st Year Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)

It is an honour to recognize and support the academic achievements and community involvement of our Cortes Island students. We wish all applicants success in achieving their education goals. Our heartfelt thanks for the generous community contributions that have made these awards in Emily's name possible.

Memorial reflections
Comment by Diane Brussell on 18th August 2016
This is a beautiful and generous way to honor Emily and the big-hearted intellectual/academic that she was. Year after year you truly leave a legacy of love and care and are a wonderful example to all of us. It is so touching to be part of this community over time, see the children grow and develop as life washes over us all. On behalf of the whole picture, and everyone in it, thank you.