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Students get scholarships

The Vernon Lapidary and Mineral Club have provided two Kelowna students with $500 scholarships.

Siblings Nicole and Eric McGinn received this year's scholarships and current are the grandchildren of Lorraine Stacey, a longtime club member.

Nicole and Eric are students at UBC Okanagan in microbiology and biology.
   
The BC Lapidary Society and The Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada are non-profit organizations that promote the love of rocks, minerals, and fossils.

The brother and sister were presented with their cheques at the club meeting held at the Art Centre in Polson Park.

The Vernon Lapidary and Mineral Club say all school-aged students who become members of the club are eligible for future scholarships.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings which are held the second Wednesday of every month except July, August and December at the Art Centre. 



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