PRINCE GEORGE— Over $93,000 from 135 awards were presented to students during the College of New Caledonia’s (CNC) annual Student Awards Night on April 9.
A significant scholarship donor, Perry Adey, spoke at the awards night. He was the first ever donor to speak at the annual Student Awards Night. In 2009, Perry Adey's son Dillon passed away. In his memory, the Adey family has raised more than $193,000 for student awards and equipment at CNC over the past ten years. Dillon left an impact on many people and continues to do so.
The Adey family have helped CNC allocate scholarship money they've donated. Dillon was a business student at CNC, so some money has gone towards the business program. He was also an avid volunteer, so students with volunteer experience often times are awarded scholarships.
Adey says it's a special feeling to see scholarship money help with their students' post-secondary careers and to see past award recipients succeed in the community.
"When we talk to the kids, their struggles, from car payments to rent to eating healthy, Ichiban soup only goes so far," Perry says. "It's kind of nice for the kids to get a $1,000 bursary and say, 'Hey Mr. Adey, we're going to buy some vegetables and fruit this week and eat healthier.'"
The Adey family is happy to know they've played a part in the success of students at CNC, all while keeping their son's memories alive. The tenth annual Dillon Adey Memorial Cup Golf Tournament will be held on June 15, the Saturday before Father's Day.
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