Five named Nicol Scholars at LCCVI

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Abigail Ginn, Colin Haskins, Tyler McGrail, Nolan Patchett and Rianna van Stempvoort

The names of five LCCVI seniors are being added to the Nicol Legacy Wall.

Abigail Ginn, Colin Haskins, Tyler McGrail, Nolan Patchett and Rianna van Stempvoort were named Nicol Scholars during a ceremony at the Petrolia high school Thursday morning, just hours before they were to cross the stage for their graduation.

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.

Each scholar receives $10,000 US to help fund their post secondary education.

More to come…