By Rosalind Russell- The 2023 Loran Awards Foundation has selected a Manitoulin Island student as one of this year’s finalists.
According to foundation Community Engagement & Communications Officer, Roxy Rae, Manitoulin Secondary School’s Jocelyn Kuntsi of Manitowaning has been selected as a 2023 Loran Finalist and is in the top two percent.
She says over 4,800 students applied and only 90 will be interviewed next week before the selection committee makes its final decisions.
Rae adds says the 36 Loran Awards available are valued at over $100,000 each to pay for post-secondary education.
She says if not selected as Loran Scholars, the students will each be eligible to receive a $5,000 Loran Finalist Award. Photo: Manitoulin Secondary School’s Jocelyn Kuntsi of Manitowaning, on the right, has been selected as a 2023 Loran Finalist and is within the top 1.9% of applicants. Photo provided by the Loran Foundation.