Barry Becket, Elise Aylen and John Aylen, the selection committee of the McEuen Scholarship Foundation, met on April 29 to interview a short list of candidates for the 2016 scholarship. This year’s winner is Isaac Bonisteel, who is completing his last year at Pearson College in Victoria, BC. Isaac has been accepted into Medicine at St. Andrews as of September 5 of this year. He intends to return to New Harbour to practice Medicine subsequently.
On being told he’d won the scholarship, Isaac said he’d felt a great flood of emotions. “My heart rate practically doubled and an uncontainable smile formed on my lips. Over the past week I have had an opportunity to reflect on just how immense an opportunity I have been presented with, an opportunity that I am deeply thankful for and will cherish always.”
Isaac will bring an impressive set of skills and accomplishments to St. Andrews, including the highest marks possible in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. He impressed the selection committee with impeccable marks, outstanding leadership potential and participation in any number of extra-curricular activities including volunteer initiatives, provincial soccer, acting and playwriting, and the scuba diving program at Pearson.