Sentinel wins leadership award
David Riggs one of two dozen recipients of inaugural scholarship
Carbonear Collegiate student David Riggs has been named one of 24 recipients in this province of the inaugural youth leadership scholarship.
The $750 scholarship is sponsored by the Office of Youth Engagement with the provincial Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, and is administered by School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador (SSNL).
A male and female recipient has been chosen in all 12 SSNL regions throughout the province.
Riggs, a resident of Carbonear, is the male winner in the Avalon region, while Nicole Hollohan of Harbour Main, a student at Roncalli Central High, is the female recipient.
The program seeks to recognize graduating high school students for their volunteerism in the areas of healthy lifestyle, recreation, health and wellness, and promoting healthy living in their school and/or community.
Recipients are chosen through an application process.
The Avalon representative for SSNL, Carbonear Collegiate teacher Ed Jarvis, described Riggs as a well-rounded student who is involved in a variety of varsity athletic teams. They include softball, basketball, hockey, volleyball, cross-country and ball hockey.
Riggs has amassed some 185 hours of volunteer service helping out with various tournaments at the school, and volunteering with organizations and events such as CeeBees minor hockey, the Baccalieu Trail Games and the Carbonear Triathlon.
“I have always recognized the countless hours that volunteers gave to develop the abilities of youth around our province, and I decided that I too, would give back in whatever way I could,” Riggs stated in a news release. Riggs is the son of Boyd and Cheryl Riggs. Hollohan, meanwhile, has accumulated some 230 hours of volunteer service during her three years at Roncalli.
Both recipients have plans to attend Memorial University.
Trisha Keough-Boyer, the program director at SSNL, said the partnership with the Office of Youth Engagement has enabled the SSNL to recognize students for their volunteerism.
“ Judging from the applications received, our province’s future is in good hands because the youth are engaged in their communities and they seek to make a difference,” she said.
Carbonear Collegiate student David Riggs (left) is one of 24 youth leadership scholarship recipients in the province. He is shown here with Ed Jarvis, who is the Avalon representative for School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador.