Kennedy continues to shine
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.