Russell wins scholarship

The Dr. Ethel Chapman scholarship sponsored by Wellington-Halton District Wo­men’s Institute was recently presented to Alexandra Russell, of Rockwood.

She attended Rockway Men­nonite Collegiate in Wat­erloo and will attend university this fall. Along with the appli­cation form, each applicant was required to submit an essay about Teenage Concerns.

Chapman was a teacher, a government home economist, editor of the Federated Wo­men’s Institutes of Ontario quarterly magazine, Home & Country, author of five novels and numerous papers and among other honours, was an inductee into the Ontario Agri­cultural Hall of Fame.

As a role model to generations of girls and young women throughout the pro­vince, she stressed the import­ance of education that would prepare them for future careers.

submitted by Verna Bird