April 23, 2004
Edmonton student wins Toyota-sponsored environmental scholarship
Toronto, Ontario – Jessica Moe of Edmonton, Alberta is the national winner of the 2004 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program which is awarded environmentally-minded students in Canada.
“Jessica has demonstrated her passion for the environment with extraordinary commitment and achievements,” said Jed Goldberg, President of Earth Day Canada.
In addition to being selected as a Western Canada region winner of a $5,000 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship, Ms. Moe was presented with the national Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award and a Panasonic CF50 Toughbook notebook computer at a National Awards Ceremony held at the Conservatory of Allan Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.
Ms. Moe, a Grade 12 student at Ross Sheppard High School in Edmonton, has initiated her school’s “Project Green” program and recycling project, co-founded and managed the local Youth Coalition for Peace and Social Justice, organized the “Third World Dinner” to raise funds and build awareness, and founded the school newspaper, “The Issue”. Ms. Moe also finds the time to lead the student debate club and participate in other school clubs and several athletic teams.
Despite Ms. Moe’s extracurricular leadership and involvement, she has maintained an honours with distinction average – currently 97% – in the extremely challenging International Baccalaureate Programme. Ms. Moe’s career objective is to become a doctor specializing in population health and work with Médecins Sans Front