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Make it Real deadline approaching

The deadline for the fourth annual SuperPages Make It Real scholarship program in Squamish and Whistler is April 30.


Grade 12 students from participating schools are invited to submit 1,000-word essays based on the following theme: "If I had $3,500 to help my community, I would…"

In addition to awarding individual scholarships for the winning essays, SuperPages will fund the community project proposed by the winning student, as well as give each participating school a donation for a project of the schools' choice.

This year, SuperPages – British Columbia’s largest telephone directory publisher – has pledged to support Sea to Sky students, schools, and community members with over $10,000 in funding through the Make It Real scholarship program.

Last year’s grand prize winning student in Squamish and Whistler was Jackie Thompson of Howe Sound Secondary School ($2,500 scholarship), who proposed building and installing both signs and maps on the busy mountain biking trails in the Squamish area.

Other winning finalists for the area’s Make It Real scholarship competition who received some scholarship funding were: Jason McEwan of Pemberton Secondary School ($1,000 scholarship), who suggested new communications equipment for the Pemberton Search and Rescue Team, and Jessica Blanchet also of Pemberton Secondary School ($500 scholarship), whose essay was about new playground equipment for Pemberton’s Pioneer Park.

The Make It Real program is open until April 30. Students can submit their entries at their schools or online at This year, SuperPages will sponsor the Make It Real program in 17 communities in British Columbia and Alberta, for a total of $170,000 in scholarships and donations. Contact Casey Lynn at 604-935-0324 or, for details, or visit

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