Ro­tary Awards Vo­ca­tional Schol­ar­ship to Lo­cal Youth

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

TheRo­tary of the Boundary, rep­re­sent­ing the greater Stanstead area, Derby and Derby Line, VT, awards two vo­ca­tional schol­ar­ships in the amount of $750 to lo­cal youth each year. One is awarded in the USA and the other here in Canada. This year’s Cana­dian schol­ar­ship was awarded to a lo­cal me­chan­ics stu­dent, Joe Moore, who will be at­tend­ing a vo­ca­tional pro­gram in Coat­i­cook.

The young Mr. Moore spoke briefly about his choice of vo­ca­tional pro­grams and the man­ner in which he won the award. He will be study­ing ‘agri­cul­tural me­chan­ics’, which fo­cuses on the me­chan­ics of farm equip­ment. He went on to ex­plain that farm equip­ment has be­come highly tech­ni­cal, as it re­lies more and more on com­put­er­ized equip­ment. The pro­gram there­fore re­quires a more highly spe­cial­ized ed­u­ca­tion than stan­dard me­chan­ics. His course runs for 2 years at CRIFA, or Coat­i­cook’s Cen­tre de For­ma­tion Pro­fes­sion­nelle de Coat­i­cook.

Al­though the large num­ber of youth leav­ing the East­ern Town­ships to seek em­ploy­ment else­where has be­come an is­sue of concern in re­cent years, the young Mr. Moore spoke con­fi­dently of his love of the area and his de­sire to

Stanstead’s Jean Har­ris (right) pre­sented a cheque from the Canada-USA Bridge Group to the CAB RH Rediker’s Amelie Pomer­leau (left) and Joleen Smith for the chil­dren’s pro­gram.

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