The 2013 John McCrae Scholarship was awarded to Jordan Mark of Winchester. The cheque was presented to her by Linda Lott (Director of Women’s Competitions) at the Zone 4 fall meeting.
Jordan is now at Loyalist College studying Early Childhood Education. In her application she told us how she discovered the sport of curling in Grade 3 and made it her sport of choice.
Every good coach will tell you that goal setting is an important step to achieving success. Jordan certainly believes this to be true.
“Over the past several years, I have set goals and strived to attain them. As a result, I have had the opportunity to play in six Provincials, the Ontario Winter Games and the U18 Optimist International. I have also attended the Trillium Curling Camp and coached Little Rocks.”
“My parents have always taught me the importance of being myself, setting goals, and following my dreams. In the past few years, I have come to the realization that these characteristics are important in my education, as well as my curling career. Goal setting is not simply related to curling, but also in my everyday life at school.” “I understand the meaning of these characteristics and understand that by using the invaluable attributes that curling has taught me, with the knowledge that school has given me throughout the years, I could go anywhere, and do anything, once I set my goals.”
Her determination to achieve her goals is confirmed in her letters of reference, “she is a hard worker and puts everything she’s got into the things she does.”
The OCA Past President's Scholarship Award replaces the John McCrae Scholarship moving forward with 2 x $1000 bursaries being awarded. Details will be posted on the website shortly.