Thirty-first annual Hector MacIntosh speech awards commence
It is that time of year again, where students around the Valley compete for scholarship money.
Kids in grades four to 12 are asked to write speeches, to try and win a Hector MacIntosh Award.
A long-time organizer, Donna Dawse from the Duncan Rotary Club, told SunFM News that the variety of entries is amazing.
“We get anything from joys of traveling, from their dogs, to their animals, and being an only child. Some of them are just so cute with their speech ideas like, no no not Hector MacIntosh again.”
Dawse said the 30 year tradition, was all started by a Cowichan Valley teacher.
“We were given a $7,500 trust fund, 31 years ago, by a teacher that taught at Shawnigan Lake. His name was Hector MacIntosh, and when he died he had it in his will that everything he owned went to the rotary to start something for the youth in the Valley.
Kids will deliver a final round of speeches May 14 at the Travelodge in Duncan.
The Rotary club is donating over $4,000 to the winners this year.
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