Elmwood School Head Girl awarded Wendy's Classic Achiever(R) Scholarship

    OTTAWA, Feb. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Ottawa's Elmwood School student Prashanthi
Baskaran has been awarded a 2007 Wendy's Classic Achiever Scholarship. In
recognition of scholastic excellence, participation in extracurricular
activities and giving back to her community, Wendy's Restaurants of Canada
presented the $5,000 award to Ms. Baskaran today. One of 30 students who
received the scholarship nationwide, the award also recognizes Elmwood School
with a $1,000 award. Over 10,000 students applied for the award.
    Each year Wendy's Restaurants of Canada honours graduating senior high
students who work hard at their studies and in serving their neighbourhoods
and communities. Recipients of Wendy's Classic Achiever Scholarships are
well-rounded Canadian high school students who excel in scholastic
achievement, extracurricular activity, and community involvement.
    "I am thrilled to be a recipient of this scholarship," remarked
Ms. Baskaran. "Being recognized for my academic achievement as well as
volunteer work and community involvement means a great deal to me." When
Ms. Baskaran is not busy maintaining her exceptional academic standing and
responsibilities as Head Girl at Elmwood School, she immerses herself as a
volunteer for Med-Reach, Centrepointe Gabriel Drugs, and the Heart Institute -
where she recently conducted a research project in Cardiololgy. Ms. Baskaran
also enjoys volleyball, soccer and basketball, and is a committee member of
the Elmwood Environthon team.
    "We are very proud one of our students has been awarded this scholarship.
At Elmwood School our curriculum advocates academic excellence, global
citizenship, leadership, and community involvement," said Suzana Szymanski,
Acting Head of Elmwood School. "Encouraging students to achieve both
academically and in the global community is a core value to Elmwood, so we are
very pleased Ms. Baskaran is being honoured on this basis."
    Ms. Baskaran has been accepted to the Biomedical/BioPharma programs at
University of Ottawa and University of Western Ontario, as well as the Applied
Molecular Sciences program at Lakehead University. Ms. Baskaran wishes to
pursue a career in medicine.


    About Elmwood School Inc.

    Elmwood School in Ottawa is an Independent Day School dedicated to
providing excellence in education in an all girls learning environment. For
more than 90 years, Elmwood School has inspired and empowered young women to
achieve their potential and pursue excellence in a global society. Free to
discover their individuality, challenge their intellects and pursue their
goals, they develop aptitudes essential in a diverse and evolving global
society. For more information, please visit www.elmwood.on.ca

For further information:

For further information: Carrie-Anne Mercer, Elmwood School, (613)
749-6761, cmercer@elmwood.on.ca; LeeEllen Carroll, Thornley Fallis
Communications, (613) 231-3355, carroll@thornleyfallis.com

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