Korah’s Ada Speck one of only 54 students in the country awarded a full scholarship to Shad Canada’s summer program on science, technology, engineering, art and math.

The Sault’s Ada Speck is getting ready to enjoy an academic adventure few young people get to experience.

The Grade 11 Korah Collegiate student will be attending a Shad Canada program concentrating on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) based at Carleton University in Ottawa for the month of July.

Shad Canada — named after a type of fish found in Shad Creek near Aurora, Ontario — is a not-for-profit organization established in the early 1980s and dedicated to enriching the minds of young people in STEAM studies every summer.

1,570 youth will attend this summer’s program that is held on the grounds of 23 universities across Canada. Speck applied to attend this year’s Shad program in January and was notified she would be enrolled in the program at Carleton in March.

Speck is the only Sault applicant to be selected for this year’s Shad Canada program.

For every spot at Shad there are two applicants.

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