The Delta Hospital Foundation announced that Kevin Irving, a Grade 12 student at South Delta Secondary, is the 2013 Robert T. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship recipient.
Irving was awarded the annual scholarship during a ceremony at the foundation office earlier this month that was attended by Georgina Reynolds, wife of the late Robert T. Reynolds.
One of Delta Hospital Centennial Society's first chairman and a member of a Delta pioneer family, Robert T. Reynolds made outstanding contributions to the community and dedicated much of his time and energy towards obtaining a hospital for Delta. His "call to arms" in 1976 for the residents of Delta to join the society along with his dedication and perseverance in the face of many obstacles were major factors in Delta Hospital becoming a reality.
Irving's dedication to his community exemplifies Reynolds' perseverance for Delta. His commitment to local and provincial organizations made him an ideal candidate for the scholarship.
He is the Delta district representative for the British Columbia Student Voice.
Attending province-wide conferences, Irving is working to increase knowledge in students to make a difference in the education system.
Most recently, Irving was a student representative for the BC ERASE bullying forum, held by the premier of B.C. Through that forum, Irving and a partner created a workshop for elementary students to bring awareness of their actions online. This workshop has already been taught to elementary schools within the Delta district.
He is also a member of the Delta Youth Advisory Council, student council and Delta Police Youth Advisory Committee as well as volunteering at Kinsmen Assisted Living and Delta Community Animal Shelter.
He plans to attend the University of Western Ontario in the faculty of medical sciences.
A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually in recognition of Robert T.
Reynolds' exemplary service to his community. The scholarship is open to all Grade 12 students residing in Delta who intend to undertake post-secondary education.