Karlyn with trees in the background
In the heart of Quetico Park, the spirit of a passionate naturalist, Shan Walshe, lives on through a bursary that continues to ignite the flame of environmental leadership in young students. Shan Walshe was a naturalist who loved and understood the wilderness like no other.

The Quetico Foundation awards a grant bursary to exceptional students from Atikokan and Lac La Croix high schools. These deserving candidates must exhibit strong leadership qualities and be accepted into a post-secondary institution to pursue studies in environmental, biological, or related fields. The bursary serves not only as a financial support system but also as a symbol of encouragement for the next generation of environmental stewards.

Recently, Karlyn, a bright and determined student from Atikokan High School, emerged as the worthy recipient of the Shan Walshe Memorial Bursary.

Karlyn has proven herself to be a true steward of the environment. Her passion for nature, combined with her exemplary leadership skills, made her an ideal candidate for this esteemed award. Congratulations, Karlyn! The world eagerly awaits the positive impact you will undoubtedly make.