Three junior women’s and one junior men’s student-athletes, from Spring Valley, New Haven, Crapaud, and North Tryon, are the 2020 recipients of PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum bursaries, awarded annually to PEI residents enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution. Other criteria include curling achievements, passion for the sport, and community involvement. Bursaries are provided by anonymous donors. All four were members of the Cornwall Curling Club.
Nicholas Johnston of North Tryon is studying Engineering at UNB and is the recipient of a $1,000 bursary. His list of curling accomplishments includes representing PEI at the Canada Games, winning the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Provincial U18 championships, as well as the 2014, 2015, and 2017 Provincial U16 titles.
Lauren Ferguson of Spring Valley has also received a $1,000 bursary, and is also studying Engineering, at Dalhousie, and is currently curling with the reigning Nova Scotia Junior Championship rink, skipped by Taylour Stevens. Lauren also represented PEI at the Canada Games, skipped the PEI Junior Women’s Championship team in 2019 and 2020, and won the Provincial U18 title in 2018 and 2019. She took home a silver medal in the Mixed Doubles competition at the 2018 U18 nationals. She also won the PEI Mixed Doubles title in 2018.
Sydney Howatt of Crapaud, who is in the Bachelor of Science program at UPEI, is the recipient of a $500 bursary. She was on the 2020 PEI Provincial Junior Women’s championship team and the finalist rink at the 2019 PEI Canada Games, the 2018 PEI Mixed Doubles, the 2017 Provincial U16, and the 2015 Provincial Under 13 Championships.
Kristie Rogers of New Haven is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Thomas University, and received a $500 bursary. Her curling accomplishments include:
Three-time Provincial Junior Women’s champion (2017, 2018, 2020), finalist at the 2018 PEI Scotties, provincial U18 and U16 champs and second-team All-Star honours at the 2020 Canadian Juniors.
Volunteer activities included instructing junior and adult curlers at the Cornwall Curling Club.