Posted by Dave Panabaker on Jun 10, 2019
The club was very proud to welcome Michael Clark, this years winner of the Rotary District 5550 scholarship in honor of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.
The purpose of the Rotary District 5550 scholarship is to honor the Humboldt Broncos who lost their lives or were injured in the April 2018 bus accident, and to recognize a Humboldt Broncos player who shows caring for others and demonstrates an attitude of "Service above Self".In order to be eligible for the award, three criteria are in place.
  1. A player must be playing with the Humboldt Broncos in his final year of junior eligibility.
  2. A player must demonstrate a commitment to his academic pursuits with a Grade 12 average above 70% or have completed a minimum of 2 post-secondary courses.
  3. A player must have contributed a significant number of volunteer hours in the community while playing for the Humboldt Broncos.
Michael was born in Medicine Hat in August of 1998, and soon moved to Newfoundland where the majority of his family are from. He has a life long love of hockey, playing on a frozen pond in Terrenceville, NFLD when he was just walking and has been at a rink one way or the other for most of his 20 years.
Michael spoke about winning the award, his community involvement and the lessons this hard year has taught him.
All of us wish him the absolute best, as he pursues a degree in Finance at the University of Lethbridge beginning in the fall.  He is a worthy recipient of the scholarship and we are sure he'll do great things in the future.