THREE South Asians were among the five athletes who received this year’s Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic scholarships which were awarded following the Surrey RCMP All Star Classic on Friday, April 4 at Enver Creek Secondary.
The scholarships were presented to deserving athletes who participated in this year’s Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic tournament and who are encouraged to continue their academic students and athletic careers.
* Parmeet Matharu (Enver Creek) – Chris Mohan Memorial Scholarship
* Nimrit Plaha (Panorama Ridge) – Surrey School District Scholarship
* Sukhjot Bains (Tamanawis Secondary) – Surrey School District Scholarship
* Nicholas Smith (Lord Tweedsmuir) – Pierlet Memorial Scholarship
* Skylar Sheehan (Semiahmoo Secondary) – Surrey School District Scholarship
“This year’s scholarship winners are role models in our community and serve as a reminder for youth to continue to work hard towards achieving their educational and athletic goals,” says Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. “The Surrey RCMP is very proud of this long standing event which is just one of the many initiatives that we are involved in to help strengthen the bonds between police and youth in our community. Thanks to all those who participated and helped make it another successful event.”