Six southwest Saskatchewan students with career aspirations in the skilled trades have been awarded a Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Industry Scholarship.

They're part of the list of 100 students across the province to receive the $1,000 scholarship towards secondary education.

Lyndon Wall, a student at Maverick School, said it was a great feeling to be chosen for the scholarship.

"It actually feels really good, I worked pretty hard," he said. "It feels good to be acknowledged for that."

Wall is looking to hone his skills by studying automotive service technician at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

"I actually taught myself most of what I know already," he explained. "I just worked on my parents' vehicles; I researched things to do and just learned by myself."

The Swift Current Comprehensive High School had two students receive the scholarship in Carson Modien and Carter Hancock, while Tanner Kendall (Ponteix School), Madison Pajunen (Lucky Lake), and Travis Brost of the Maple Creek Composite High School rounded out the list of southwest students.

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