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A Grade 12 student at Nelson Mcintyre Collegiate in Winnipeg is one of only 31 youth in Canada to earn the prestigious Loran scholarship as of this month, and the only Manitoban in the bunch, too.

Bilal Ayyache, 17, heard recently that he was one of a select few to secure one of the $100,000 scholarships. The scholarship goes to excellent students who show strong leadership and commitment to the community.

Ayyache is a former Palestinian refugee who came to Canada three years ago by way of Nigeria.

Read the CBC News article:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-student-bilal-ayyache-wins-loran-scholarship-1.3461333