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Museum members go ‘hat in hand’ to county for funds
Brooks and District Museum board members need $15,000 to finish their historical film production project. Last Thursday Brooks councillor and museum board member Cathy Corbett-Schock and museum volunteer Leona Ferguson asked the county for the $15,000 to finish their project. They will match it with their own money. Corbett-Schock showed the first video to council which is an overview of the museum.
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Cale Makar makes AJHL history at NHL draft
Brooks Bandits defenceman Cale Makar (Calgary, AB) made history Friday night after being selected fourth overall by the Colorado Avalanche at the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Makar, 18, broke the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) record for highest drafted player, which was set by Joe Colborne of the Camrose Kodiaks when he was selected 16th overall by the Avalanche in 2008. He is the second-highest drafted player in Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) history, after Kyle Turris who went third overall in 2007.
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BCHS graduates collect prestigious scholarships
Bethlehem Mentie and Tanaeem Rehman are University of Calgary bound knowing they have no financial worries. The two Brooks Composite High students both picked up prestigious scholarships earlier this year. Mentie was granted the Seymour Schulich Community Service Entrepreneurial Award valued at $61,000. She credits counsellor Roger Cowan for nominating her originally for the national scholarship. Mentie did not get the award but won the University of Calgary award based on her 96 per cent average in grade 11. The money will go a long way to helping her obtain a mechanical engineering degree. She will begin university receiving $24,500 for the first of her four years.
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