Six LCCVI students to be honoured as Nicol scholars

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Six new names will be added to the Nicol Legacy Wall at LCCVI Wednesday.

Principal Greg Nemcek says Jalyn Jackson, Megan Jaques, Emma Patchett, Keenan Reidhead, Trevor Syer and Jada Welch have been named the 2021-2022 Nicol Scholars and will be honoured at a ceremony at the school Wednesday. It will be the first in person event for the scholarship program since 2019.

The Nicol Scholarship is awarded to the top academic students who participate in community and school life by a panel of judges which includes local ministers, politicians and school representatives. It was set up by Harold Nicol who went to LCCVI in 1914, before entering the military to join the troops in the First World War when he was just 14. When he returned, he took a college business course and worked with Western Electric which later became AT&T in Chicago.

Nicol had amassed a fortune of over $2 million. Without a family, he decided to set up the scholarship fund for LCCVI in his mother’s name.