Name: Sam Kohler
School: Halifax West, Halifax
Angad Hundal Society is happy to announce Sam Kohler of Halifax West, Nova Scotia as the winner of the second Emerge Award.
Sam was born ‘a miracle’ 15 weeks premature, weighing just over 1Kg and fought unimaginable odds to survive and grow into a wonderful young man that he is today. He spent the first four months of his life in IWK and was followed carefully by professionals in the early years of his life.
Despite the challenges, he has shown remarkable resilience and determination by not letting it affect his education.
As described by his referees, he is kind, selfless, and never says no if asked for help. He has unwavering perseverance and exemplary work ethics. He is an enthusiastic member of a number of clubs and organizations. His deliberate nature guides him to stay and belong among those who share his vision.
Sam graduated from Halifax West High School with high honors and will begin his higher education journey at Saint Mary University where he will pursue a Bachelor of Science degree. He lives in Halifax with his parents and a twin sister.
We are very happy and proud to select him as the winner of the second Emerge scholarship!
We also want to use this opportunity to thank and congratulate his parents, teachers, and other professionals who helped and supported him throughout his journey.
Name: Abby Demeyere
School: Glace Bay High School
Angad Hundal Society is happy to announce Abby Demeyere of Glace Bay High, Nova Scotia as the winner of first Emerge Award.
Abby faced serious challenges in her childhood and has shown a remarkable ability to endure and push through all difficulties not just by helping herself but also her younger siblings. She chose to emerge stronger and wiser because of her circumstances and embraced every opportunity to learn and grow. We are very happy and proud to select her as the winner of first Emerge scholarship. She embodies and represents the true spirit of this award.
We also want to thank and congratulate the teachers and councillors at GBH who helped Abby through her journey and wish her very best as she pursues Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment at Cape Breton University.
The quote below from Abby’s application describes why she is the winner!
My life has been eighteen years of trials and struggles and there were so many things that I could’ve used as a reason to completely give up on myself, but I didn't. I continued to push forward and I became the hero of my own story, and I refuse to think of myself as anything less than that.