Area stu­dents win schol­ar­ships

The Compass - - P2011ORTHTE -

Schol­ar­ships val­ued at over $200,000 have been awarded to more than 200 re­cent high school grad­u­ates across New­found­land and Labrador. Some 14 of those come from schools in the Trinity-con­cep­tion re­gion.

The schol­ar­ships range in value from $1,000 to $2,500, and are used to help stu­dents pur­sue post-sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion. El­i­gi­bil­ity for schol­ar­ships is based on pub­lic ex­am­i­na­tion re­sults.

“These schol­ar­ships ac­knowl­edge the hard work of so many stu­dents from com­mu­ni­ties through­out New­found­land and Labrador,” said­e­d­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter­joan Burke.

“The provin­cial govern­ment is mak­ing tremen­dous in­vest­ments to en­sure post- sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion is af­ford­able and ac­ces­si­ble. These schol­ar­ships will also help these grad­u­ates with the costs of univer­sity and col­lege, and sup­port stu­dents who will be­come our fu­ture lead­ers.”

The Ju­nior Ju­bilee Schol­ar­ship, val­ued at $ 2,500, is awarded to the stu­dent who at­tains the high­est over­all marks in the prov­ince. This year’s re­cip­i­ent is Shruti Ra­heja, a grad­u­ate of Gon­zaga Re­gional High in St. John’s.

The Con­sta­ble W.C. Moss Schol­ar­ship is awarded to the son or daugh­ter of a mem­ber of the Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary or the Royal Cana­dian Mounted Po­lice (ac­tive, re­tired or de­ceased) who, other than the Ju­nior Ju­bilee win­ner, achieves the high­est marks. This year’s re­cip­i­ent of the $1,000 schol­ar­ship is Stephanie Decker of Mount Pearl Se­nior High.

The provin­cial govern­ment also awarded $1,000 Elec­toral District Schol­ar­ships to the three high school grad­u­ates in each district with the high­est marks.

Cen­te­nary of Re­spon­si­ble Govern­ment Schol­ar­ships, val­ued at $1,000, are awarded to the 55 stu­dents — other than the Ju­nior Ju­bilee, W.c.moss and Elec­toral District Schol­ar­ships — with the high­est marks.

Burke said the schol­ar­ship win­ners “are to be com­mended for not only choos­ing to pur­sue a post-sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion, but for per­form­ing well enough to have earned these schol­ar­ships.”

Lo­cal win­ners in­clude the fol­low­ing:

Elec­toral district schol­ar­ships

• Holly Evans, Cres­cent Col­le­giate, Blake­town; • Zachary Laing,car­bon­ear Col­le­giate; • Casey Mar­shall,car­bon­ear Col­le­giate; • Ge­ri­anne Rowe,car­bon­ear Col­le­giate; • Leanna Lewis, Ron­calli Cen­tral High, Avon­dale; • Brandi Mar­shall, As­cen­sion Col­le­giate, Bay Roberts; • Stephanie Dawe,as­cen­sion Col­le­giate, Bay Roberts; • Melanie Mercer,as­cen­sion Col­le­giate, Bay Roberts; • An­drew Neil,as­cen­sion Col­le­giate, Bay Roberts; • Re­becca Green, Cres­cent Col­le­giate, Blake­town; • Adri­enne Hyde, Bac­calieu Col­le­giate, Old Per­li­can; • Kyle Riggs, Bac­calieu Col­le­giate, Old Per­li­can

Cen­te­nary for Re­spon­si­ble Govern­ment Schola­ships

• Emily Pond, Ron­calli Cen­tral High, Avon­dale; • Christo­pher Tubrett,ron­calli Cen­tral High, Avon­dale.

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