Grant - This Year's Recipient of Jericho Hill Legacy Trust
The Jericho Hill Legacy Trust is a $2 million trust fund that was established as a result of the settlement of a class action lawsuit by deaf students and students with vision loss abused at Jericho Hill School in Vancouver between 1950 and 1992.This $2,000 JHLT-VI Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student who best exemplifies leadership activities and community service. The Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) administers this scholarship on behalf of the JHLT.
Grant, from Earl Marriott Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia, was selected as this year’s recipient of the JHLT scholarship. Grant has mentored other blind students in using their technology, he has supported a blind social worker by designing a computer system for them at Peace Arch Hospital and has demonstrated leadership in many musical activities and recreational organizations. In addition, Grant has volunteered as a pianist in a care home and developed personal relationships with many of the residents which culminated in a collection of stories about the residents entitled, “Did You Know?”. Grant plans to attend the University of British Columbia with an ultimate goal of becoming a broadcaster or journalist.
Grant is an outstanding young man, worthy of this recognition, and we congratulate him!