ANAVETS Shoulder to Shoulder

March 2014

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The Col Frank Kossa Memorial Scholarship The Col Frank Kossa Memorial Scholarship is open to all current or past cadets that have earned the ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Merit in specified courses at Cadet Summer Training Centres across Canada. Approximately 65 medals are awarded annually. Once a recipient, a cadet can apply each year they are attending post-secondary education at an accredited college or university in a program that leads to a degree or diploma. The winner is chosen at random each fall by the National Board of Directors. The 2013-2014 Col Frank Kossa Memorial Scholarship Recipient was Ruth-Thaïna Charles-Osty. Thaïna serves with 233 St-Étienne Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps in Rivière-des-Prairies (Montreal) and is currently a civil instructor with the corps since aging out in 2012 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer 1st Class. She earned her ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Merit in the Music Instructor Course at RCSME in 2010 and as a cadet was also selected to be part of the international exchange in Australia, has been awarded the Strathcona Medal and was a finalist for the President's Trophy given for top cadet in the Eastern Region of the Navy League of Canada and received the citation of the Lieutenant Governor. She is currently attending the University of Montreal studying towards her bachelor's degree in Nursing and is still involved in many community activities. Of her experience as a cadet Thaïna states, "Cadets has helped me to know my strengths and weaknesses as well as the tools I have to improve. This program has made me grow in all aspects and has allowed me to become a better citizen. (L to R) J.P. Lefort, President of Montreal East Unit #308, Françoise Lachapelle, City Councillor, Ruth-Thaïna Charles-Osty, Kossa Scholarship Recipient and Kenneth Henderson, President of Quebec Provincial Command making the cheque and plaque presentation The Judge Daniel F. Foley Memorial Scholarship The Judge Daniel F. Foley Memorial Scholarship is open to direct descendants of ANAVETS members who are either currently serving or were in good standing at the time of their passing. The descendant can be entering any year of a degree or diploma program at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is financed by our ANAVICUS Unit in the United States in memory of Judge Daniel F. Foley, Past National Commander of The American Legion (1963) and President of ANAVICUS from 1981 until his death in 2002. The 2013-2014 Judge Daniel F. Foley Memorial Scholarship Recipient was Cassandra Anderton, daughter of Phil Anderton of St. Mary's Unit #265 in Ontario. Cassandra grew up in St. Mary's and even at her young age has been actively involved in Veterans Associations being elected 5th Vice President of the St. Mary's Unit 265 in 2012 and also as a member of Branch 344 of the Legion. She is thankful of her families influence in her involvement in Veterans Associations saying, "I have been so fortunate to converse with many Veterans and hear their stories. I grew up with a strong understanding of the sacrifices that have been made for our country's freedom." Cassandra graduated on the honour roll and as an Ontario Scholar from St. Mary's DCVI and is currently studying at the University of Western Ontario majoring in Voice at the Faculty of Music. Robert R. Cassels, President of the Ontario Provincial Command (L) and Teresa Scott, 2nd Vice President of St. Mary's Unit #265 present Cassandra Anderton with the Judge Daniel F. Foley Memorial Scholarship cheque and plaque. 10 SHoUldEr To SHoUldEr ANAVETS National Scholarships

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