Durham College (DC) student Emma Brooks has received an ontariocolleges.ca Changing Tomorrow Award for an essay about her vision of tomorrow and how her college education is helping turn her dreams into reality. Currently enrolled in DC’s Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) program, Emma was one of only 25 students from across the province to receive the honour, which includes $500 towards her current tuition and an additional $1,000 towards her fall semester.
A highlight from her submission includes:
“Tomorrow will be filled with beautiful and healthy smiles and it is my plan to be part of that movement. I believe that starting with a college education and pursuing additional education throughout my life is necessary for me to maintain a path of growth and happiness.”
Held in celebration of ontariocolleges.ca’s 25th anniversary, the Changing Tomorrow Award competition saw over 1,000 essays submitted by students representing a diverse range of programs and stages in their educational journeys.