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The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association has honoured a local student with one of its annual scholarships.
Sukhcharhat Dhillon was the male recipient of the association’s $1,500 scholarship, which is intended for students in their first year of university who demonstrate academic excellence, soccer involvement, and volunteer, school and community involvement.
Dhillon finished his final year of high school with a 95 per cent average at St. John’s-Ravenscourt.
Dhillon began playing soccer at Tyndall Park Community Centre in 2004 and finished his youth career with FC Northwest, where he represented Manitoba at the national championships in 2014.
He has volunteered in a number of different capacities including with Youth in Philanthropy, the Youth Parliament of Manitoba, Project Pulse Winnipeg, and also participated in the national debate and public speaking championships.
Dhillon is currently attending the University of Toronto and plans to pursue education in international relations and one day work in federal politics.
The female recipient of the award was Mercedes Sousa, who played the last 13 years at both the community and club level with Park City West and the Winnipeg Phoenix Football Club.
"We would like to thank all those who applied for the scholarship this year," WYSA executive director Carlo Bruneau said in a statement.
"We had a great applicant pool and we couldn’t be more proud of these two exceptional young adults who will grow up to be incredible role models and make our world a better place.
"We wish them all the best in their future soccer and professional endeavours."