It is with immense pride that the Bell Warriors announce this year’s Jim Wagdin Post-Secondary Scholarship winners – Andrew Fullerton (Stittsville) and Daniel Schwartz (Nepean). Our independent selection committee had their hands full with a full slate of worthy candidates but both Andrew and Daniel were deemed to have the most complete applications in a very tight selection process.
In Andrew Fullerton’s application letter, he noted, “Six years as a Bell Warrior have shaped me, molded me and inspired me to become the young man that I am today and will serve as the foundation for the man that I intend to become. Among the many things that my experiences as a Warrior have gifted me is an appreciation for and duty to my community. The work ethic and resilience I developed as a Warrior have similarly shaped me as a student, and have guided me to academic success throughout high school, where I earned honour roll society all four years alongside the silver medal, awarded to students with an academic average above 90%, and the award of excellence in Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, awarded to the student with the highest mark in the respective course, in both eleventh and twelfth grade.”
Andrew’s awards with his years with the Warriors and through his education are two many to list. In short, his achievements are substantial and impressive. in summary, this young man, who is currently studying Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities at the University of Western, was always dedicated, respectful, driven, successful and a true leader. Andrew concluded his application by saying that, “The Warriors’ navy and gold are not simply colours sported on game day, painted on our helmets or dyed in the fabric of our jerseys, they are a representation of the Bell Warriors and an embodiment of their values. Whether or not I am wearing navy and gold or the Warriors crest across my collar bones, I represent the Bell Warriors each day of my life; the navy and gold is not so superficial as a helmet, jersey and pants, it is an integral part of who I am.” CONGRATULATIONS ANDREW!
Daniel Schwartz made the most of every day he was with the Warriors. The only thing that exceeded his efforts to contribute to the Warriors was his pleasant and happy demeanor when doing it. Daniel viewed his days with the Warriors as, “The Bell Warriors Football Club instills values starting with the tykes, and continues to build on them all the way up to bantam. Respect, teamwork, compassion, independence, self-confidence, the list can go on and on as to what I learned with the Bell Warriors.”
Daniel’s application expanded on how the values of respect, team work, compassion, independence and self-confidence were all vital lessons learned with his many years as a Warrior and he calls on today as he commits himself to his pursuit of a career in Paramedicine. His concluding paragraph says it all, “I will be a Warrior for Life, I will be a part of the “CABB Company”, I will continue to apply the values I have learned and pass them along to others. The Bell Warriors was the best eight years I could have asked for, every drop of blood, sweat, and tears was worth it. Sports revealed my character – the Bell Warriors revealed my character.” CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL!
For more information on the Bell Warriors Jim Wagdin Scholarship program, go to our SCHOLARSHIP page.