RBC and Five OHL clubs award $10,000 for Scholastic Achievement



    PETERBOROUGH, ON, June 1 /CNW/ - The Peterborough Petes, in collaboration
with RBC, today named Jenn Sparks and Andrew MacMillan as two of ten province
wide Scholastic Achievement Award recipients for 2007.
    The RBC Scholastic Achievement Awards are awarded annually to one male
and one female grade 12 student who excels in hockey and academics in each of
the Durham, Peterborough, Kitchener, Guelph and Sarnia communities. Through an
application process, successful candidates are awarded a $1,000 scholarship to
the post secondary institution of their choice for September 2007.
    "RBC and its employees recognize that hockey is a key part of the fabric
that connects us to each other," said Ian MacNeill, RBC Regional Vice
President for Peterborough and surrounding areas. "We also recognize that our
youth, and their pursuit of educational excellence, is critical to our
community's future growth and vibrancy."

    Each applicant must meet the following criteria.

    Must be a 2006-2007 registered player in Minor Hockey or High School
    Hockey
    Must be a Grade 12 student graduating in June 2007
    Must be planning full-time attendance at an accredited Canadian
    University or College starting no later than September 2007
    Must have a minimum 70% (B) average at mid-term in Grade 12
    No game misconduct penalties during the current season.

    "Having the opportunity to reward the efforts of individuals such as Jenn
Sparks and Andrew MacMillan who excel in academics while also playing hockey
is a terrific honour for our organization," said Aaron Garfat, Director of
Marketing and Sales with the Petes. "We are thankful to RBC for allowing us to
partner with them in this worthy initiative."
    Jenn Sparks from St. Peters Secondary School plans to attend Trent
University to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree beginning this fall. Andrew
MacMillan is in his final year at Adam Scott Collegiate Vocational Institute
and has his sites set on studying Professional Golf Management at Georgian
College of Applied Arts and Technology.

    About RBC

    RBC has been a Premier Sponsor of Hockey Canada since 1995. In addition
to supporting Canada's Men's and Women's National and Olympic teams, RBC is
title sponsor of the National Junior A Championship, the RBC Royal Bank Cup.
RBC supports amateur sport, from grassroots programs in local communities to
national sport associations that support the development of amateur athletes
who compete at home and abroad.




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