Claire McCallum

Claire McCallum

Cloverdale student wins scholarship, earns praise from Surrey mayor and council

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary's Claire McCallum earns Canadian Women in Municipal Government scholarship

A Cloverdale student leader with a keen interest in local politics has won a Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship.

Claire McCallum is one of four recipients of the $1,000 scholarship, awarded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to young women who demonstrate exceptional leadership and a strong interest in local politics.

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary student is an active member of her school’s student council, and won the scholarship for her research essay, “How women make a difference in community service, leadership positions and politics.”

The Grade 12 student was recognized by Mayor Linda Hepner and council at Monday’s council meeting.

“It’s gratifying to know that there is such a high interest in local politics among our young women across the country,” Hepner said. “I am especially proud that local Surrey teen, Claire McCallum, has been recognized by the FCM for her leadership and work in this area.”