Two aboriginal students from the Peace River area have received B.C. Aboriginal Student Awards.

Pearl Widdicombe of Chetwynd and Andrew Rutherford of Hudson’s Hope received the
the awards, along with 85 other students across the province.

Widdicombe is studying at Northern Lights College and Rutherford is studying at the College of New Caledonia.

The awards are given out by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to aboriginal students who are pursuing post-secondary education and can vary from between $1,000 and $3,500.

Officials from the Society say this year’s recipients were students in trades and certificate programs.