Commendations for caring
CBN students recognized for leadership initiatives
Three Level III students from Conception Bay North are among six in the Eastern School District who have been recognized by the Department of Education for showing “ leadership in safe and caring initiatives in their schools.”
The Graduating Student Awards come in the form of a $500 tuition voucher to help with their post-secondary education.
The CBN winners are all students at Ascension Collegiate in Bay Roberts. They include:
• Luke Welsh of Spaniard’s Bay is keeping Newfoundland traditions alive by creating a fiddle group in his school. Welsh provided free entertainment for senior citizens, Relay for Life and Angels of Hope.
• Kelsey Bishop of Upper Island Cove organized a group known as Healthy Lungs, which spreads awareness about the harmful effects of smoking in her school and community.
• Jessica Dawe of Upper Island Cove educated her peers and adults through the healthy lungs program, drug dangers presentations, Internet safety precautions and violence awareness in her school and community.
Other award winners includeSamantha Duff of Conception Bay South, Tyler Linehan of St. Bride’s and Kelsey Noseworthy of Conception Bay South.
The Department of Education annually recognizes graduating students who show leadership in safe and caring initiatives in their schools.
The initiative is designed to promote student awareness of the safe and caring schools policy and acknowledge the contributions of youth in establishing and maintaining a culture of safe and caring schools and communities.