North Nova Education Centre graduates 196

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A total of 196 students graduated from North Nova Education Centre this year.

Among the graduates and prize winners are:

The “Call Me Amazing” Daniel Arsenault Kindness Award, valued at $100, for a student who exemplifies kindness toward others; displays compassion and integrity; sees the good in others; always focuses on the positive; is gracious and has passion for helping others, awarded to Ethan MacDonald.

The African Nova Scotian University Entrance Scholarship, valued at $4,500, awarded to Noah Williams.

The Arthur Allister MacBain Award for Excellence, valued at $500, for a student with high academic achievement, awarded to Alexander van Zyl.

The Arthur J. Gallagher Good Citizenship Award, valued at $100, for a student who has volunteered in the community during their high school years, awarded to Felicity McGraw.

The Atlantic Building Supply Dealers Association Scholarship, valued at $2,500, awarded to Chloe Stewart.

The Blaine MacLane Excavation Bursary valued at $500 to the most improved student in the Career Exploration Program, awarded to Morgan Hape.

The Centennial Awards, valued at $50 each, for a student who exhibits leadership in student affairs, awarded to Kassi Brightman & Nicholas MacInnis.

The Charles Ward Memorial Bursary, valued at $200, for a student who exhibits a passion for music, may not necessarily have formal music training, but plans to pursue a career in music, either on their own, or through a post secondary music program, awarded to Rockford Rankin.

The Chartwells Outstanding Achievement Award, valued at $100, for a deserving student, awarded to Matthew Margeson.

The Churchville Women’s Institute Memorial Bursary, valued at $200. Recipient chosen by donor through application, awarded to Jayden Palmer.

The Connors Transfer Ltd. Unsung Hero Female Award, valued at $250, for a student who demonstrates self-discipline and dedication toward personal achievement and initiative to expand their horizons, awarded to Patience Butoyi.

The Connors Transfer Ltd. Unsung Hero Male Award, valued at $250, for a student who demonstrates self-discipline and dedication toward personal achievement and initiative to expand their horizons, awarded to Cameron Lynds.

The Danny MacLeod Memorial Award, valued at $200, to the class valedictorian, awarded to Kent MacDonald.

The Don Deagle Memorial Scholarship, valued at $500, awarded by East Pictou Educational Foundation to Jayden Palmer.

The Doris Helen MacBain Hird Award for Excellence, valued at $500, for high academic achievement, awarded to Mahdeen Abrar.

The Dr. Caroline Carmichael Chapter IODE Prizes, valued at $100 each, for deserving students, awarded to Lindsay Cooke & Chloe Martell.

The East Coast Credit Union Bursary, valued at $1,000, awarded by East Pictou Educational Foundation to Jayden Palmer.

The East Pictou Educational Foundation Bursaries, valued at $500 each, awarded by donor through application, to Emily Cooley & Vaughn MacEachern.

The Earnest “Dutchie” McCharles Award, valued at $200, for an academically, conscious student who is cooperative with fellow students and school staff, awarded to Chloe Stewart.

The EduNova International Ambasador Award, valued at $2,000, for NS International Student Program Ambassadors, awarded to Chloe Stewart.

The Evelyn Bannerman Memorial Bursary, valued at $200, for a resident of Barney’s River or surrounding area who plans to enroll in a post-secondary institution, awarded to Emily Cooley.

The Governor General’s Medal Awarded for highest academic standing to include all grade 11 and grade 12 courses as listed on the official transcript, awarded to Alexander van Zyl.

The Harley Kellock Memorial Bursary in Science, valued at $500, is awarded to a well rounded student with dedication and proficiency in the sciences who plans to pursue post-secondary science at Dalhousie University, awarded to Alexander van Zyl and presented by the Kellock Family.

The High-Crest Home New Glasgow Bursary, valued at $300, is awarded to a student entering the CCA or LPN program at the Nova Scotia Community College, awarded to Alexia Gariepy.

The IOOF Moore Lodge #17 Awards, valued at $100 each, are awarded to well deserving students from the Thorburn Area, awarded to Emily Cooley, Jayden Palmer & Allie Sandluck.

The Ivan MacInnis Memorial Bursary, valued at $70, is awarded to a deserving student entering Nova Scotia Community College, awarded to Patricia Levy.

The James A. MacBain Memorial Award, valued at $500, for a student enrolling in post-secondary studies or a trade apprenticeship, awarded to Brady Campbell.

The James Roy Award, valued at $115, for a student enrolling in an Engineering degree program, awarded to Annika Semple.

The Jean Whidden Memorial Scholarship, valued at $500, awarded by East Pictou Educational Foundation to Allie Sandluck.

The Joan Eileen Porter Memorial Bursary, valued at $1,000, for a graduating Grade 12 English student who has been committed to their educational goals, demonstrates evidence of sincere efforts towards their English studies and is a role model in their school community, awarded to Haillie Green.

The Joe Dungale Memorial Award, valued at $200, for an academically conscious student who is cooperative with fellow students and school staff, awarded to Madison Christie.

The Kinette Bursaries for Community Spirit, valued at $500 each, chosen by donor through application, awarded to Madison Christie & Jayden Palmer.

The Kirk Taylor Memorial Bursary, valued at $250, for a Career Exploration Preparation student who demonstrates kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness to others, awarded to Kyra Cameron.

The Larry Swenson Enterprises Ltd Award, valued at $100, for a deserving student, awarded to Benjamin MacGillivray.

The Lawrence M. Burke Memorial Scholarship, valued at $500, awarded by East Pictou Educational Foundation to Madison Christie.

The Leil Bursary (In memory of James and Laura Leil), valued at $300, to recognize high academic achievement, awarded to Cameron Osgood.

The Leil Bursary (In memory of Norman and Janette Leil), valued at $300, to recognize high academic achievement, awarded to Kassi Brightman.

The M.R. Murchinson Memorial Bursary in Biology, for a student who resides in the catchment area of the former East Pictou Rural High School with the highest standing in Biology, awarded to Ashley Livingston.

The MacDonald Family Memorial Bursary, valued at $300, for a student who assisted fellow students in achieving academic/personal success in graduating year, awarded to Lorenzo Balignasay.

The MacPherson’s Mills Women’s Institute Award, valued at $50, awarded to Kyra Cameron.

The Making a Difference Award, valued at $250, for a graduate in good standing who quietly but consistently has made a positive difference for others in our school and/or in the community. This award was established in 2012 in honour of Henderson Paris and all other unsung heros of Pictou County’s African Nova Scotian Community, awarded to Allie Sandluck.

The Margaret Cameron Bursary, valued at $50, for a student who has contributed to the enrichment of the school by displaying loyalty and commitment to others, awarded to Scott Long.

The Mi’kmawey Spirit Award, valued at $100, for a Mi’kmaq student who demonstrates some of the values that are admired by Pictou Landing First Nation and are shown by the student as part of their personality: Respect, Perseverance, Humility and Sharing, awarded to Kalem Maloney.

The Molly’s Rainbows Memorial Bursaries, valued at $1,000 each, donated by the Molly’s Rainbows Society in memory of Molly MacIvor, who would have been graduating from NNEC June 2020. Awarded to Zach Baillie & Nicholas Rogerson.

The Municipal Council Bursaries, valued at $200 each, for students residing in the Municipality of Pictou County who demonstrate good academic achievement and are enrolling in a community college or university program, awarded through application process to Sierra Cluney, Tanner Him-melman, Ashley Livingston, Ethan MacDonald and Courtney MacKay.

The New Glasgow Bombers Club Bursary — Female, valued at $200, for a deserving athlete who plans to attend post-secondary studies, awarded to Madelyn MacMillan.

The New Glasgow Bombers Club Bursary — Male, valued at $200, for a deserving athlete who plans to attend post-secondary studies, awarded to Brandon Campbell.

The New Glasgow High School Grad Class of ‘82, valued at $25, awarded in memory of Bruce Stewart to Kennedy Atwater.

The New Glasgow High School Class of ‘56 Scholarship, valued at $300, for a student who has achieved the highest standing in English over grades 10, 11 and 12, awarded to Alexander van Zyl.

The New Glasgow High School Grad Class of ‘95, valued at $35, for a deserving student making an all round contribution to the school, awarded to Cameron Osgood.

The NNEC Staff Bursaries, valued at $100 each, for students who have commendable academic achievement, awarded to Cassidy MacDonald and Amy Nicholas.

The NNEC Music Auxiliary Scholarship, valued at $1500, awarded to Kennedy Atwater.

The North Nova Educational Charitable Foundation Bursary, valued at $250, for a student with excellence in academics who exemplifies the qualities of serving others, taking positive action and making a real difference in our community, awarded to Jade Butler.

The Northern Nova United Soccer Club Bursaries, valued at $100 each, for the most deserving soccer players in grade 12, chosen by the donor, awarded to Sarah Higdon & Evan Reynolds.

The Nova Scotia Freemasons’ Bursaries, Albion Lodge #5, valued at $1,000 each, to six students achieving a good academic average, having sound character and citizenship. Recipients chosen by donor by application, awarded to Kennedy Atwater, Kieran Bent, Kassi Brightman, Haillie Green, Lisa Penney and Allie Sandluck.

The Nova Scotia Freemasons’ Bursaries — Hudson Lodge #77, valued at $1,500 each, to two students who are pursuing post secondary studies at an approved institution with minimum average of 80 per cent. Recipients are chosen by donor through application, awarded to Madison Christie and Benjamin O’Neill.

The Nova Scotia Freemasons’ Bursaries — Hudson Lodge #77, valued at $750 each, to two students who are pursuing post secondary studies at an approved institution with minimum average of 80 per cent. Recipients are chosen by donor through application, awarded to Emma Aikens and Jayden Palmer.

The NSSAF Student Volunteer Award, valued at $500, is offered through the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation is awarded to Allie Sandluck.

The Pepsi Bottling Group (Can.) Ltd. Bursaries, valued at $100 each, for deserving students, awarded to Hannah Fahie & Noah Williams.

The Phyllis E. McDermid Memorial Scholarship, valued at $500, awarded by East Pictou Educational Foundation to Patricia Levy.

The Pictou East PC Association Prize, valued at $200, for a student with good academic achievement, awarded to Jessica Landry.

The Pictou Local NSTU Bursary, valued at $200, for a student who exhibits academic excellence, awarded to Haillie Green.

The Pictou Local NSTU Awards, valued at $100 each, for good academic performance, awarded to Emma Hecimovich, Allie Sandluck, Chloe Stewart and Miranda Wilson.

The Principal’s Awards for Excellence, valued at $100 each, for deserving students, awarded to Kieran Bent and Kyra Cameron.

The Principal’s Recognition Medal, donated by Herff Jones, for the North Nova Yearbook Advisor, awarded to Kieran Bent and Samantha Conway.

The Queen Elizabeth II Medal for the student demonstrating superior academic achievement in grades 10, 11 and 12 while maintaining an outstanding record in school and community involvement, awarded to Mahdeen Abrar.

The Robert Spencer Memorial Bursary, valued at $1,500, for a student who encompasses “Rob’s” character with a love of education, a curiosity about the world, an enjoyment of sharing knowledge with a sense of humour, and a sincere respect and interest in other people. Recipient is chosen by the donor through application, awarded to Madison Christie.

The Ron O’Flaherty Scholar-Athlete Award is offered through the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation is awarded to Kassi Brightman & Alexander van Zyl.

The Ron O’Flaherty Scholar-Athlete Scholarship, valued at $750, is offered through the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation and is awarded to Kassi Brightman.

The Rotary Club of New Glasgow Service Award, valued at $250, awarded to Madison Christie & Chloe Stewart.

The Rotary Club of Wellington: CML Snider Scholarship Award 2016, valued at $500, awarded to Emily Thompson.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 Trenton Bursaries, valued at $600 each, for students who have a relative with a military background. Recipients are chosen by donor through application, awarded to Kieran Bent, Haillie Green and Rebecca MacKay.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34 New Glasgow Bursaries, valued at $600 each, for students who have a relative with a military background. Recipients are chosen by donor through application, awarded to Madison Christie, Sierra Cluney, Emily Hayes and Kara Manos.

The School Advisory Council Awards, valued at $250 each, for a student who best helps create a sense of belonging for other students; by engaging them in positive activities that help create a socially just climate at NNEC, awarded to Kassi Brightman and Nicholas MacInnis.

The School Advisory Council Awards for Academic Excellence, valued at $200 each, for academic excellence, awarded to Renee Brushett, Nehchal Kalsi and Leah Li.

The Thomas R. G. Rogers Memorial Royal Canadian Legion Bursary, valued at $600, for a student with a relative who has an association with Normandy Branch 34 New Glasgow, awarded to Rebecca Hingley.

The Town of Trenton Bursary in Memory of Linda Pellerine, valued at $200, for a deserving student who is furthering his/her education, awarded to Kaeleb Elms.

The Trevor Boyd Social Justice Memorial Bursary, valued at $500, for an African Nova Scotian student who makes a positive impact on others, awarded to Kyra MacRae.

The UCT Pictonian Council # 879 Bursary, valued at $500, for a student who recognizes the importance of volunteering in the community. Recipient chosen by the donor through application, awarded to Rebecca Hingley.

The Valedictorian Medal, donated by Herff Jones, for the 2017 Class Valedictorian, awarded to Kent MacDonald.

SUBJECT AWARDS

Advanced Music 12—Kennedy Atwater

Geographie Planetaire 12—Chloe Stewart

AP Chemistry 12—Alexander van Zyl

Global Geography 12—Nehchal Kalsi

AP English 12—Haillie Green

Global Geography 12 CEP—Kyra Cameron

Auto Maintenance 12—Tanner Spurr

Global History 12—Mahdeen Abrar

Auto Maintenance 12 CEP — Kyle Tucker

Global Politics 12—Sarah Higdon

Auto Systems 12—Kyle Tucker

Home Trades Technology 12—Kyle White

Biology 12—Haillie Green

Housing & Design 12 CEP—Kyra MacRae

Calculus 12—Alexander van Zyl

Law 12—Haillie Green

Canadian Families 12—Kylan Williams

Leadership 12—Haillie Green

Chemistry 12 – Nehchal Kalsi

Math at Work 12—Taya MacLean

Co-operative Education 12—Hudson Cameron

Math Essentials 12— Coady Nickerson

Co-operative Education 12 CEP—Kyle Tucker

Math Essentials 12 CEP—Kyra MacRae

Core French 12—Kristen Dewar

Mathematics 12—Cameron Osgood

Dining Guest Services 12—Kyra Cameron

Music 12—Taylor-Jane Harvey

English 12—Mahdeen Abrar

Music Instrumental Band 12 — Liam Duong

English 12: African Heritage—Scott Long

Music Vocals 12—Cameron Osgood

English Communications 12—Raquel Gerrior

Physics 12—Kassi Brightman

English Communications 12 CEP—Kyra Cameron

Pre Calculus Mathematics 12—Mahdeen Abrar

Entrepreneurship 12—Jack Finley

Psychology 12—Chloe Stewart

Food Science 12—Kyra Cameron

Visual Arts 12—Caitlin Dunlop

Francais Immersion 12—Chloe Stewart

Post-Secondary Scholarships and Bursaries

Mahdeen Abrar — Dalhousie University

Emma Aikens — Dalhousie University

Kennedy Atwater — Saint Francis Xavier University

Irah Baual — Dalhousie University

Kieran Bent — Saint Francis Xavier University

Kassi Brightman — Mount Allison University

Nole Chapman — Saint Francis Xavier University

Sierra Cluney — Mount Allison University

Caitlin Dunlop — Mount Saint Vincent University

Hannah Fahie — Memorial University

Haillie Green — Saint Francis Xavier University

Emily Hayes — Acadia University

Haylee Hodgson — Saint Francis Xavier University

Nelchal Kalsi — University of Toronto

Jessica Landry — Saint Francis Xavier University

Cody Leblanc — Holland College

Ashley Livingstone — Saint Francis Xavier University

Scott Long — Acadia University

Ethan MacDonald — Saint Francis Xavier University

Vaughn MacEachern — Saint Francis Xavier University

Ben MacGillivray — Dalhousie University

Courtney MacKay — Acadia University

Kara Manos — Saint Francis Xavier University

Lauren Martin — Saint Francis Xavier University

Maria Morrison — Acadia University

Sebastian Newell — Saint Francis Xavier University

Torrie O’Brien — Saint Mary’s University

Lisa Penney — Saint Francis Xavier University

Nicholas Rogerson — Saint Mary’s University

Allie Sandluck — Saint Francis Xavier University

Annika Semple — Acadia University

Lainey Smith — Saint Francis Xavier University

Chloe Stewart — Cape Breton University

Emily Thompson — Queen’s University

Noah Williams — Saint Francis Xavier University


Alexia Gariepy accepts her diploma from North Nova Education Centre principal Lia Lewis. (Brimicombe photo)