By Kurt Lewis
The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—On July 11 and August 7, 2019, two Haldimand youth were awarded for their outstanding leadership and commitment in their communities by Libro Credit Union. Through the Libro Student Award Program, Libro is awarding a total of $62,000 in $2,000 grants to 31 student leaders in Southwestern Ontario.
Kelly Ruigrok, the winner from Cayuga, was given her award in July. She plans to attend Guelph University this coming autumn. For the past couple of years, she’s spent her time working at the Cayuga Feed Mill, and will be studying agriculture with a focus in nutrition genetics. She enjoys working with farmers and is also interested in animal science.
Kayley Lammel was the winner for the Hagersville branch. She works at the West Haldimand General Hospital and will be attending the University of Waterloo this year, studying life science with a specific focus in biology. She then plans to attend professional school in hopes to work in either pharmacology or optometry.
“We continue to be impressed by the number of students with high levels of community involvement who applied for this year’s award,” said Hagersville Branch Manager, Kim Fleming. “We’re so pleased to recognize Kayley and Kelly’s commitment to their own education. Their dedication to bettering their communities is inspiring, and their enthusiasm for positive change will serve them well in the future.”