The City of Moose Jaw handed out the 2022 Snowbirds Scholarship Monday night before its city council meeting.

In 1991, the City of Moose Jaw established a scholarship known as the “Snowbirds Scholarship.” Emma Cherney is this year’s recipient.  

The City awards 75% of the income earned by the fund by way of scholarship, for the furtherance of post-secondary studies, to a deserving grade 12 graduate, who is also a Cadet member of any branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. 

Cherney graduated from Central Collegiate with an average of 96.3% and is currently continuing her education at Medicine Hat College, in the Bachelor of Nursing Program. 

"Cherney has been actively involved in the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program at number 40 Snowbird Squadron for the past five years," said Mayor Clive Tolley in presenting the scholarship. 

She has also received leadership, citizenship, and training awards over the years, which is a reflection of her skills to teach fellow Cadets. 

Cherney was also very involved in Central Collegiates' music program. Specifically, in the concert choir, vocal jazz, and the annual music theatre production, in which she played leading roles.