Nella Rounsville Scholarship recipient announced

Kootenay Ice hand out $2,500 award to Sidney Reist, who is graduating Mount Baker Secondary School in a few weeks.

Local student Sidney Reist has been named the recipient of the 10th annual Kootenay Ice/Nella Rounsville scholarship, announced the club on Wednesday.

The award is present to a graduating Mount Baker Secondary School student who excels academically, athletically and contributes to the community through volunteer work.

Riest will receive a $2,500 scholarship for her achievements this year, which include maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. She will be attending the College of the Rockies next semester to take university transfer courses in biology and medicine.

Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2004, the Kootenay Ice and the Chynoweth family have donated $33,000 to graduating students at Mount Baker Secondary School.