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Student earns prestigious $70,000 scholarship

Joey Loi, Grade 12 student from St. Brother Andre CHS recently attended the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership National Awards Ceremony in Ottawa, where he received a scholarship worth $70,000.

Joey was one of just 20 students from across Canada, and one of only two students from the Greater Toronto Area who received the prestigious scholarship which recognizes and supports emerging leaders who have demonstrated innovation and initiative while making a difference in their community.

Joey showed vision and leadership by founding the non-profit organization, Turn the Page in 2010. Turn the Page engages students in supporting education in developing countries. Made up of a diverse team of young, passionate volunteers, it aims to inspire and motivate youth to make positive differences in their local and global communities by connecting them to resources, opportunities to support education, and other passionate youth with a vision of relieving poverty through education.

For over five years, Joey has also participated in Markham’s Mayor's Youth Task Force, the youth committee of the Markham Town Council, and joined the Youth Environmental Network of York Region after being inspired by what he learned on an educational expedition to the Arctic.

Joey’s scholarship includes: up to $10,000 for his post-secondary tuition per year, $7,500 a year for his living expenses, an offer of paid summer employment with TD for four years, mentorship, and invitations to annual gatherings and networking events and opportunities.

Joey's dream is to create innovative solutions for the world's most concerning issues through social entrepreneurship. He plans to study engineering at the University of Waterloo in September.