Simran Ghuman, a graduate of Howe Sound Secondary School, has been awarded the Don Behrner Scholarship.
The $750 scholarship is given annually by the Squamish Historical Society and the Squamish Firefighter’s Association.
The Squamish Historical Society chooses a deserving candidate among the students and administers the scholarships, while the Squamish Firefighter’s Association donates the money.
Recipient must be a well-rounded student who has volunteered in the school and community and has shown an interest in taking studies in history or first responder training.
The Squamish Historical Society began the Don Behrner scholarship in 2011.
In 2013, the Squamish Historical Society partnered with the Squamish Firefighter’s Association to award $750 to a well-deserving graduating student of Howe Sound Secondary School.
Don Behrner served as the Squamish fire chief and a vice-president of the Squamish Historical Society. He was also an active member of the West Coast Railway Association, as well as an advocate for a forestry museum in town.
Note: Simran Ghuman is not related to Gagandeep Ghuman, the editor of Squamish Reporter