Seeking Miss Achievement contestants
Application are now being accepted for the 2012 Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Program.
The program is open to young women between the ages of 13 and 18 and from Nov. 1-4, those who apply will gather in St. John’s to showcase their brilliance and to compete for multiple monetary scholarships.
“Our mandate is to create an enriching personal development experience, highlight our emphasis on scholarships and positively impact the lives of this province’s most mature, dedicated and cre- ative young women,” said Achievement co-director Caines in a release.
Each participant in the program will be given to the opportunity to enhance their self-esteem, public speaking and interview skills.
Since its inception in 2006, Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador has awarded nearly $50,000 in scholarships to outstanding individuals.
The deadline for applications for the program is midnight, Sept, 30. Applications can be found at www.missachievement.com. Miss Lori
LESLIE LEVELS SHED – Cory Day cleans up the mess of debris left by tropical storm Leslie, which turned an old shed on the waterfront in Dildo into kindling. Day said the two-storey shed originally belonged to his grandfather and was built about 60 years ago. The Sept. 11 storm also caused some damage to other wharves and property around the Trinity South community. Wind and spray pounded the heavy armour stone seawall, which protected the boats inside the marina from damage. Dildo resident Gerald Smith said it was the worst windstorm he’d seen since Hurricane Ione in September 1955.
LEARNING ON THE WATER – Cadet Matthew Hynes of the 2584 sea cadets corps in Whitbourne (right) pushes forward along the coast of Nova Scotia in his sea kayak with fellow cadet Tyler Evans of Lower Sackville, N.S. Hynes participated in a weeklong expedition from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1 called “Coastal Explorer 2012.” Over the course of the week, these cadets, along with 16 other army cadets from across Atlantic Canada, sea kayaked along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, all while learning valuable survival and teambuilding skills.