Kennedy con­tin­ues to shine

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Al­ready a re­cip­i­ent of thou­sands of dol­lars in schol­ar­ship money, Michael Kennedy con­tin­ues to shine aca­dem­i­cally, re­ceiv­ing the sixth an­nual Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Aqua­cul­ture schol­ar­ship at a value of $1,000.

This 18-year-old, who grad­u­ated from As­cen­sion Col­le­giate in June, has al­ready been awarded with a $500 schol­ar­ship from New­found­land and Labrador As­so­ci­a­tion of Pub­lic and Pri­vate Em­ploy­ees (NAPE), the Tommy Dou­glas schol­ar­ship from the Na­tional Union of Pub­lic and Gen­eral Em­ploy­ees, and a $12,000 schol­ar­ship as a Shad Val­ley alumni.

Adding to his ac­com­plish­ments, Michael — who is from Spa­niard’s Bay — can add the fish­eries schol­ar­ship to his re­sume.

The ap­pli­ca­tion process for the schol­ar­ship in­cludes strong aca­demic stand­ing and par­tic­i­pa­tion in ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties. Each en­trant, in­clud­ing Michael, wrote an es­say of 2,500 words or less about the is­sues fac­ing the fish­ing and aqua­cul­ture in­dus­tries and, they had to of­fer a pos­si­ble so­lu­tion.

Fish­eries and Aqua­cul­ture Min­is­ter Keith Hutch­ings re­ferred to Michael as “an ex­cep­tional young man.”

His es­say was based on var­i­ous aquatic in­va­sive species and the harm they can cause the en­vi­ron­ment and in­dus­try.

Michael is the son of John and Chris­tine Kennedy, and has one sib­ling, Ni­cole. He is cur­rently at­tend­ing Me­mo­rial Univer­sity of New­found­land in St. John’s.

Michael Kennedy from Spa­niard’s Bay re­ceives a $1,000 schol­ar­ship from Keith Hutch­ings, min­is­ter of the Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Aqua­cul­ture.

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