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Kwantlen scholarship in Laura Szendrei's name

Laura Szendrei - File Photo / The Leader
Laura Szendrei
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A scholarship in honour of slain North Delta teen Laura Szendrei has been established at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

Each year, a $1,000 scholarship will be given to a KPU student who demonstrates passion for giving back to others, like friends and family say Szendrei showed.

“Laura was kind, gregarious yet humble, and a hard-working, kind-hearted young woman,” said school mate Kirsten Martin.

The fund was created through a $20,000 donation raised through community events, including the annual Walk, Run and Roll event, which took place on Sunday at North Delta Secondary.

Szendrei, who was murdered in Mackie Park in North Delta, was a Grade 10 French immersion student at Burnsview Secondary. She loved sports, soccer, the outdoors and was active at church.

In the wake of her death in 2010, a group of citizens formed a committee and organized events to establish the scholarship and build the Laura Szendrei Memorial Garden at Burnsview, while seeking crime prevention through education and awareness.

For more information, visit lswalkrunroll.com

 

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