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Barrie North student honoured for character, leadership and community work

Everett Horner among 35 winners across Canada, while schoolmate Mike Dallimore was one of 88 finalists

Each year, the Loran Scholars Foundation selects up to 35 Loran Scholars, Canadian students with a demonstrated commitment to character, community service and leadership potential.

The 2019 class has been announced, and out of 5,089 applicants, two Simcoe County District School Board students have been named Loran Scholars!

We would like to congratulate Everett Horner, from Barrie North Collegiate Institute, and Esha Mahmood, from Banting Memorial High School (BMHS) on this incredible accomplishment.

Everett is the Barrie Air Cadet Squadron Commander, and volunteers with local veterans and a classic aircraft foundation. He has a black belt in taekwondo, coaches alpine skiing and officiates soccer and rugby. Everett is bilingual, has a passion for exploration and is also a proud SHAD Fellow.

Esha is the student council president, organizer for Black History Club, and founder of the BMHS chapter. She aids students in the transition to high school and helps young people to develop their leadership skills through her involvement with the Count Me In Global Leadership Summit. Esha also volunteers with Me to We and has travelled to Kenya to build a school.

We would also like to recognize Mike Dallimore from Barrie North, who was selected as one of 88 finalists in contention for the award.

The Loran Scholars Foundation was the first national organization in Canada to grant undergraduate awards based on a mix of academic achievement, extracurricular activity and leadership potential. Offered in partnership with 25 Canadian universities, the Loran Award is a combination of an annual stipend, tuition waiver, summer internships, mentorships and more that is valued at $100,000 over four years. To learn more, visit the Loran Scholars Foundation website.