John Ford Memorial Award
John Ford was a student at Oakridge Secondary School, in London Ontario, where he actively participated in many aspects of school life. John passed away suddenly due to a heart condition in 2005, at the age of 17, in his graduating year.
With the Thames Valley District School Board, Skrypnyk Group established the John Ford Memorial Award in John’s memory. Since 2005, Skrypnyk Group has donated $52,000 towards the scholarship. This scholarship is presented annually to a graduating student, chosen by his or her peers, who will attend college or university the following September and who consistently demonstrates the characteristics of a good citizen. The chosen student is a good friend, accepting of everyone, loves to laugh and loves to make others laugh.
John was involved in his local church and enjoyed sports, especially hockey. John is remembered by his peers as a caring, supportive and always a fun-loving friend. John hoped one day to continue to post secondary education.
The past winners are proudly listed below:
|2017||Fraser Cunningham||University of Ottawa|
|2016||Elora Ramani Watson||King’s University College, UWO, London|
|2015||Adam Ahmed Hashi||Western University, London|
|2014||Kathryn Hunter||Brock University, St. Catherines|
|2013||Jack Gunn||University of Waterloo, Waterloo|
|2012||Haley Gallant||Western University, London|
|2011||Nicholas Vincent||Ryerson University, Toronto|
|2010||Ubong Umoh||Western University, London|
|2009||Emily Dyck||King’s University College, UWO, London|
|2008||Chevy Priyadamkol||Western University, London|
|2007||Aiden Hamza||Western University, London|
|Jamie Summers||Queen’s University, Kingston|
|2006||Maria Sellery||Lakehead University, Thunder Bay|
|2005||Ameena Saeed||Western University, London|
|Jason Furlong||Western University, London|