Kaslo’s Savanah Cockrell is a valedictorian for Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Photo submitted

Kaslo native named Thompson Rivers valedictorian

Savanah Cockrell is graduating from the Faculty of Arts

Submitted by Thompson Rivers University

A Kaslo native has been named one of Thompson Rivers University’s valedictorians.

Savanah Margaret Cockrell is graduating from the Faculty of Arts with a Philosophy major and a Politics minor. Throughout her three years at TRU, Cockrell was heavily involved in community opportunities including practicum placements in politics, one on municipal governments and another on Free Speech in Canada vs. The United States.

Additionally, Cockrell worked as a research assistant for the philosophy department to co-ordinate the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl and she resurrected TRUSU Philosophy Club.

Cockrell excelled at academics and earned several scholarships including the R. Robert Roshard Memorial Bursary, TRU Foundation Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship (FUAS) and Micheline Pellerin Scholarship.

Cockrell plans to pursue two masters degrees (one in political science and one in philosophy), before making a lateral move into a PhD in either political philosophy or logic with a focus in politics.

You can watch Cockrell’s address here:

Faculty of Arts, Spring 2020 Virtual Convocation Ceremony from Thompson Rivers University on Vimeo.

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