Wally McIntosh would certainly be proud of the hardworking students recognized each year through a Memorial Scholarhip award presented in his name by the Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors Association (OSM). The former OSM president who passed away in 1982 at the height of his career always held education in high esteem.

Each year OSM offers two, $2000 schol-arships to children of OSM member firm employees who are graduating from high school, and entering college or university studies. The scholarship fund also offers a $1000 scholarship to a deserving student enrolled at Lambton College, located in the McIntosh’s home town.

Each year presents a new challenge for the panel of five judges who decide on the two most deserving applicants. Not only are their academic achievements considered, but so are their extra-curricular activities, community outreach, leadership qualities and employment history.

After much deliberation and discussion, the panel awarded the scholarship awards to Nicole Jackson and Jordan Martin. Nicole Jackson is the daughter of Bruce Jackson who is a sheet metal worker at Poleair Technical Inc. Jackson is currently attending Western University in the Health Sciences program. Her academic goal is to attend graduate school for Occupational Therapy.

Jordan Martin is the daughter of Steve Martin who is an engineer with Modern Niagara Mechanical. Martin is attending the University of Guelph striving for a Bachelor of Science with a major in Bio Medical Science. Her academic goal is to attend medical school.

This year’s Lambton College recipient is Justin Murphy. Murphy is currently in his first year enrolled in the Millwright Mechanical Technician program at Lambton.

Congratulations to all recipients!