Recipients of 2019 McCall Huron County Scholarships Selected

Huron County, Ontario (May 13, 2019) – Five Huron County students will receive scholarships valued at up to $32,000 over four years to pursue their undergraduate degrees starting this fall. This is the inaugural class of recipients of the McCall Huron County Scholarships, founded by Marcy and John McCall MacBain last year.  

The recipients are: Sadie Collins (Central Huron Secondary School), Stephan Ducharme (South Huron District High School), Cameron Murray (F.E. Madill Secondary School), Mikayla Skyring (Goderich District Collegiate Institute) and Hannah Tait (St. Anne’s Catholic High School). In addition, three students received one-time grants of $1,000 each towards their university studies.

McCall Huron County Scholarship recipients are selected based on the demonstration of strong potential for leadership, positive contributions to their school or broader communities and an overall commitment to excellence. The scholarship supports them over the course of their first undergraduate degree at any Canadian public university.

“I come from a tight-knit family and my parents were highly involved in our community”, said Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain. “The activities I had the chance to participate in, and the support of my family and community, were foundational for me. They gave me the confidence and perspective to pursue higher education and encouraged me to strive to be a strong contributing member of society wherever possible. John and I are delighted to encourage these promising students through this scholarship to continue building on their skills and personal talents and continue down the path to realizing their full potential.”

The selection process began at each of the high schools, in which committees nominated a total of 20 students from those who had completed a comprehensive application for the scholarships. The students selected to move forward participated in extensive interviews which looked beyond academic achievement to examine activities and pursuits in the service of others and across a broad spectrum of leadership roles.


The 2019 McCall Huron County Scholarship Recipients:


Sadie Collins | Central Huron Secondary School

Sadie has been volunteering with the Blyth Festival Theatre for the past four years, helping to ensure that shows run smoothly. She has played for various sports teams for both her school and the community. Sadie works to promote and encourage greater participation in competitive women’s hockey. She is employed with the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association as an official.

Stephan Ducharme | South Huron District High School

Stephan is currently the president of the Athletic Council at his school and captain of the cross country team. He works with coaches and other members to plan fundraisers and support the athletics teams. He has been volunteering with St. John’s Ambulance for two years. Stephan works part-time on a farm.

Cameron Murray | F.E. Madill Secondary School

Cameron is a volunteer coach and plays for his community minor hockey league. He is also part of his school rugby team and enjoys assisting with all elements of the sports games. He has been volunteering with Music in the Fields for three years and helps with set-up, painting and providing directions to festival attendees. Cameron works part-time at a local co-operative.

Mikayla Skyring | Goderich District Collegiate Institute

Mikayla is the Minister of Communications on Student Council and a member of the yearbook team at her school. She participated in the Science Olympics for three years and has a passion for science and conserving our environment. Mikayla has worked on staff at a local library and at a coffee shop.

Hannah Tait | St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School

Hannah is a student trustee for her school and attends monthly School Board meetings on behalf of her classmates. She is an accomplished hockey player on the London Devilettes Provincial Women’s Hockey team and, as the Minister of Faith on the student cabinet, she helps create an inclusive environment for all students. Hannah has been employed at a local restaurant and as a retail associate.


Read about the 2019 MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarships Recipients here