Timmins teen wins prestigious national award worth $100K
May 13, 2020 – Timmins Today
When a Grade 12 student Magalie Durepos-Létourneau learned she won a prestigious national award, she says she couldn’t believe it.
Durepos-Létourneau, 17, who attends École secondaire catholique Thériault, has earned the Schulich Leaders Scholarship worth $100,000 to study engineering at McMaster University.
Last summer, Durepos-Létourneau was also a part of the Shad Canada program at Queen’s University. It is an annual science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) and entrepreneurship program that runs for a month at 19 university campuses across Canada and is open to excelling high school students.
“I’ve met incredible people from all across Canada and it’s just been a month filled with learning about things that I find so interesting,” she says. “We got to visit different labs and facilities at the university, I got to really meet new friends that have the same interests.”