Kasey Killam is the recipient of the 2015 McEuen Scholarship. Kasey is finishing her final year of high school at Petitcodiac Regional School in Petitcodiac, New Brunswick. She lives in the nearby community of Havelock with her parents and younger sister.
Kasey has several significant achievements including a first place essay in the 2013 Northrup Frye Provincial Writing Contest, first place crystal (copper II sulfate) in the 2014-2015 Provincial Crystal Growing Contest organized by the Chemical Institute of Canada, and Highest Academic Achievement for her grade level in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Kasey is also a certified lifeguard, is fluent in French, and enjoys volunteering with her youth group.
Some of Kasey’s other hobbies include skiing, reading, travelling, and playing soccer, a sport in which her high school team holds three consecutive provincial titles.
Kasey says she is excited to attend the University of St Andrews and thanks her family, friends, and teachers for their overwhelming support and guidance. Following her undergraduate studies in Medicinal Chemistry, Kasey plans on continuing her education at the graduate level. Kasey hopes to someday work in pharmaceutical research helping to find treatments and cures for the many diseases facing our society today.
We received the following note from Kasey.