I am very pleased to announce I am one of this year’s Stacey Levitt Women And Sport Memorial Scholarship recipients. It is an honor to be one of this year’s five recipients that include Angel Anderson of Edmonton, Alberta, Sheena Dubyk of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Alannah MacLean of Sudbury, Ontario and Jenna Spencer, Mount Currie, British Columbia.
With over 500 applicants, this year it is a special honor to even be considered for this prestigious award. Past recipients include Hayley Wickenheiser of Calgary, the University of New Brunswick Red Blazers Women’s Varsity Hockey Team and the Ottawa Banshees Women’s Sports Club.
The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship is in memory of a very special 18 year old woman who was struck down by a car while she was jogging on Aug. 30, 1995.
She was a superior athlete, a top student, and loved by many. She participated in sport for the sheer joy of the experience. She loved the camaraderie, the team work, and the competition and she displayed that love in many sports – swimming, scuba diving, tai kwon do, triathlon, gymnastics and jazz. Stacey always strived to be the best she could be, and filled her life with joy and meaning.
The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Memorial Scholarship, is awarded annually to a young woman, a girls’ team, or a sport organization that exemplify Stacey’s ideals and qualities.
The scholarship is in its sixteenth year of being awarded and as the first archer ever selected, I have a special thanks to Stacey’s parents, Ned and Cheryl Levitt, and the complete selection committee, and promise to continue my efforts to carry on Stacey’s dreams.
“Believe in yourself! You can do whatever you want if you really set your heart to it” Stacey Levitt Poem, 1989, Age 12