Striking A Balance – Extreme Career Makeover

Susan Swan's weekly column of news and community events in Clinton.

You could help a young man from Clinton realize his dream by voting for him in the Lethbridge College Extreme Career Makeover Contest.

Kevin Boys of Clinton is a Grade 12 student at David Stoddart School. He has struggled with severe dyslexia all his life and has a goal of furthering a career in environmental and wildlife conservation. In the fall of 2012 Kevin applied for a scholarship to Lethbridge Community College. Approximately 200 people applied at that time. He has now made it to the top 10 finalists in the college’s Extreme Career Makeover Contest.

A film crew came to Clinton and shadowed Kevin for an afternoon filming him at school, at home and doing one of his favourite things – ice fishing.

The resulting film can be seen on the college’s website along with the other nine finalists. Two winners will receive tuition, books and accommodations for two years of study at Lethbridge College. Kevin has done as much as he can, now it is up to the voters to determine who the lucky winners will be.

Most of the other finalists are from large centres (Calgary, Lethbridge, Victoria, etc.). Coming from the small community of Clinton, Kevin needs your help.

Go to and vote for Kevin. You can vote for up to four finalists but you do not have to vote for four. You can vote of only one if you wish. You can vote as often as once an hour.

Voting will close at 11:59 on March 30. Voters decide the final four and a college judging panel will pick two winners from those four.

Everyone in Clinton is hoping Kevin will be one of those two. Please help him realize his dream.

Susan Swan