THE ROTARY CLUB OF TORONTO AND TORONTO ARGONAUTS COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
PULLING TOGETHER FOR SERVICE ABOVE SELF
 
The Rotary Club of Toronto and Toronto Argonauts Community Scholarship recipient exemplifies the traits of perseverance and determination in their daily life and amongst their school and community.  The scholarship will recognize a student who shows a commitment to academics, has a financial need, and strives to improve their community through volunteering and dedication. The scholarship will pay for a full school tuition for post secondary education.  The Rotary Club of Toronto Community Champion Scholarship is funded by the Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation.
 
Guest Speaker:  Friday, June 5, 2015
Location:  In the Imperial Room
Topic: The Rotary Club of Toronto and Toronto Argonauts
Community Champion Scholarship Lunch in the Imperial Room
 
Susan Hunter is the Principal of Hunter & Associates, a consulting firm that helps companies manage and improve organizational performance. With over 25 years of experience, Susan works with business leaders to improve people processes and to create high performing work environments. Prior to starting her own firm, she was the Vice-President in the Performance, Rewards and Talent practice for a global consulting firm based in Toronto. Susan holds a national designation as a Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL), has a BA from the University of Toronto and is Hogan certified. Susan is a frequent speaker and facilitator at seminars and conferences on the topics of Human Resource strategies and best practices and is a part-time instructor with the HRPA. Susan has been a member of The Rotary Club of Toronto since 2002 and is currently serving on the Club board.
 
 
 
 
2015 THE ROTARY CLUB OF TORONTO AND TORONTO ARGONAUTS COMMUNITY CHAMPION SCHOLARSHIP WINNER:
 
TO BE ANNOUNCED
 
 
 
 
2014- 2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER!
 
2014 THE ROTARY CLUB OF TORONTO AND TORONTO ARGONAUTS COMMUNITY CHAMPION SCHOLARSHIP WINNER:
 
Congratulations John Chen!
 
John Chen, this year's scholarship winner is pictured here (left to right) with Jason Colero, Director, Education and Community Programs - Toronto Argonauts Football Club and Richard White the President of The Rotary Club of Toronto.  
 
 
 
John Chen Bio:  
 
I am a Grade 12 student in the Gifted Program at Northern Secondary School. In my life, academics and community involvement are extremely important, but I also have an additional desire to help those around me.
 
Currently, I possess a 95% average in my top six courses, despite taking a full, eight-credit course load this year that ranges from AP French to Gifted Accounting. In terms of extracurricular involvement, I have several hobbies that have transformed into leadership positions at my school. This year, I personally developed the Military History Club at my school which has brought together an entire community of students passionate about the strategies and tactics of wars and battles. I am also the Co-President of the prestigious Northern Chess Club. This year, I have had the honour of managing the team as well. Finally, I have been president of the Investment Club, owing to my interest in economics, which in turn has sparked a genuine passion for commerce and acc
My other major hobbies include writing and swimming. As a writer, I have contributed to many different school publications. I enjoy writing poetry as well as journalistic articles and short stories.
 
I have served on the Canadian Youth Project’s Junior Board of Directors as an Administrator. I have also performed much work in promoting diversity, and preserving my Chinese heritage, by volunteering as a summer camp counselor at the Toronto Cross-Cultural Services Association and as a youth participant in a Mandarin-language discussion group at the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter. I also have spent many hours working as a volunteer tutor and youth supervisor.
 
In September 2014, I will be attending the University of Toronto to study either Engineering Science or Rotman Commerce which enable me to continue to improve my level of commitment and dedication to my community.
 
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