SECC Awards Local Students Change Maker Scholarships 

Scholarship Recipients L-R: Kyra Lear, Lily Stasko, Massimo Maiuri, Monica Klassen

South Essex Community Council is excited to announce the recipients of the 2021 Community Change Maker Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial support to four young people who are planning to use their post-secondary educations to make societal change in the wider community, province or in the world.

“This scholarship was put into place in 2019,” recalls Board Member Tracy VandenBerg. “We wanted to ensure graduating students making a positive impact in the lives of others were being recognized and encouraged to continue this important work.”

This year’s recipients are: from UMEI Christian High School, Monica Klassen; from Leamington District Secondary School, Lily Stasko; from Cardinal Carter Catholic High School, Massimo Maiuri; and from Kingsville District High School, Kyra Lear.

“SECC believes that we must play an integral part in supporting the next generation of community change makers,” said Carolyn Warkentin, Executive Director of SECC. “SECC is confident that the four recipients will ensure our communities are vibrant, strong and thriving, not just for this generation, but also for the next.”

South Essex Community Council has been providing community services in Leamington, Kingsville and Wheatley since 1973.  Every day, we strive to achieve our mission: “Helping people.  Improving lives.”  To learn more about our services and programs, visit, call us at 519-326-8629, or visit us in our Leamington or Kingsville offices.


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