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Local students receive Seeds of Growth Scholarship from Vince’s Market

July 5, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

Two local students have received the Seeds of Growth Scholarship from Vince’s Market to help with their studies when they return to school in the fall.

Samantha McGuire, a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham, will be attending Trent University in Peterborough to study nursing.

Jackson Enright, a graduate of Banting Memorial High School in Alliston will be going to the University of Waterloo to study computer engineering.

Both are employees of Vince’s Market in Tottenham.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have worked for Vince’s Market for at least 12 months and currently enrolled in post secondary education or attending in the fall.

Each student must submit an application and an essay to be considered.

“We are please that we’re able to help these hard-working students achieve their educational goals,” said Giancarlo Trimarchi, partner, CFE and Controller at Vince’s Market. “Post secondary programs are challenging but are key to starting and building a career. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”

Samantha has been working at Vince’s for the past two years. She became interested in nursing after doing a co-op program at SickKids hospital in Toronto.

“I did a co-op at SickKids in Grade 11,” Samantha explained. “I was working there full time for a semester. I applied on a whim and I got in, and thought it was something different other than taking classes every day.”

Once she got the experience, she realized it was profession that interested her.

Jackson has been working at Vince’s for the past two years as a product stocker.

“It all started when I took a computer technology course in Grade Ten and I really liked the subject,” Jackson said of taking an interest in computer engineering. “I’ve taken it in school ever since. The prerequisite courses were calculus advance functions, English, physics, chemistry – mostly science based. I’m not sure what career I’m looking at – I’ll see where this takes me.”

Samantha and Jackson were honoured with the scholarship fund during a special presentation at the store on Thursday, June 27.


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