By Erika Mathieu
Westwind Weekly News
A former Magrath High School student and class valedictorian, Karl Boehme has been awarded with a sizeable scholarship from the University of Lethbridge. Boehme, graduated from Magrath High School in 2020 and is one of six of the top students in the province awarded with the $5,000 scholarship. Boehme, like his fellow recipients, has demonstrated, “superior academic achievement (minimum 85 per cent admission average) and leadership qualities.”
Boehme will begin his undergraduate studies with a focus on neuroscience. Boehme played a key role in shedding light on issues surrounding mental illness and suicide through his work with the Magrath Hope Squad. As chairman of the Magrath Hope Squad, Boehme was responsible for planning fundraising events and directed meetings. He also was provided support and was a valuable resource to students who were struggling with mental health. In addition to his tremendous academic success, and involvement with raising awareness surrounding mental health concerns, Boehme’s leadership efforts also include his involvement as a coach with the Magrath Soccer Association.
“This award increases my confidence in my leadership skills and is a very welcome support to help me focus on my education. I love to learn! I can’t wait to go deeper into topics that interest me and have a greater understanding of and appreciation for the world around me,” said Boehme.
Magrath High School’s Principal Russ Sommerfeldt, praised the former student and said “Karl is an exceptional student and overall a great person. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award. From all of us at MHS we wish him well as he embarks on his future endeavours.”