Delta student wins TWU tuition for a year

When Courtney Bogress filled out an entry form for a chance to win free tuition for a year at Trinity Western University, she never gave it another thought. Until the Delta resident got a call from TWU telling her she had won.

A graduate of Delta Senior Secondary, Courtney, entered TWU’s tuition contest at the TWU booth at Missions Fest this past January. The aspiring teacher had already applied and been accepted into TWU’s education program. “I heard from some friends that the sense of community here is unlike anything else and that’s what really drew me to TWU,” she said.

Finding out she had won tuition for her first year was just the icing on the cake. “I’m so excited,” said Courtney at the prize presentation on August 1. “It’s great to not have to worry about tuition for the first year.”

Courtney’s dad Ken remembered how excited she was to win the tuition prize. “I was driving home and noticed I had three missed calls from Courtney, who was obviously very excited,” said Ken. “I didn’t return the call—I was driving—so I got home and Courtney jumped in my arms and said, ‘Dad, remember that contest I entered? I won my first year tuition!’ We were all thrilled.”

This fall, Courtney will begin classes with the goal of following in her mother Sandy’s footsteps; she plans to pursue her teaching degree. “I’m really looking forward to Courtney being part of the education system,” said Sandy. “As a teacher, I know the importance of small class sizes and interpersonal relationships. I think the whole atmosphere of the campus will be wonderful for Courtney.”

Courtney’s name was randomly chosen from hundreds of entries received during the past year at TWU-sponsored events, such as concerts, conferences, and camps.

“Choosing TWU was an easy decision for Courtney and we supported her,” said Ken. “But when we heard President Bob Kuhn speak at the New Student Barbeque, I told her, ‘You’ve come to the right place.’"

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