A high school student is swinging for the fences and succeeding.
Aaron Stacey, Grade 11 student at Exploits Valley High, received the second annual Grand Falls-Windsor Minor Baseball Association Scholarship March 16.
“It’s an honour to be the recipient of the scholarship,” said Stacey. “It represents our association and our town on a provincial level.”
Stacey will get a $500-scholarship that he will put towards post-secondary schooling. He said he hasn’t yet decided where he will study, but he hopes to play university baseball outside of the province.
“We’re pleased about (the scholarship),” said Dave Janes, a member of the Friends of Grand Falls-Windsor Minor Baseball Board. “It’s once a year. You don’t get a sponsorship like Cal LeGrow to sustain a program for four, five, or six years down the road. That’s what this is.”
Pauline Vallis, commercial account manager at Cal LeGrow, was on hand to present the scholarship to Stacey.
“This is very important, to bring scholarships to students who are involved with minor baseball,” said town councillor and association president Rod Bennett, who had high praise for Stacey.
“I was dealing with Aaron all last summer,” said Bennett. “He was our administrative assistant down there and he is absolutely one of the best kids involved with minor baseball.”
Stacey will complete high school while he contemplates his future plans.