Col­lege grads cel­e­brate in Car­bon­ear

The Compass - - NEWS - BYMELISSA JENK­INS

It was a beau­ti­ful day for the grad­u­ates of the Col­lege of the North At­lantic, Car­bon­ear cam­pus to cel­e­brate the com­ple­tion of their pro­grams.

Some 30 grad­u­ates dressed in weather-friendly at­tire joined their fam­i­lies, friends and the staff of the col­lege at the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Car­bon­ear June 18.

A cer­e­mony of hand­ing out diplo­mas and awards, and speeches from some spe­cial guests took place to be­gin the fes­tiv­i­ties.

Com­mu­nity stud­ies grad­u­ate Jes­sica Os­bourne was the class vale­dic­to­rian. She was one of those to ad­dress the crowd.

Af­ter the cer­e­mony, the at­ten­dees went across Wa­ter Street and up Ban­ner­man Street to the Royal Cana­dian Legion for an af­ter­noon meal of turkey, with all the fix­ings.

Cam­pus ad­min­is­tra­tor Joe Mullins called it a, “beau­ti­ful event.”

“There were over 100 in at­ten­dance for the meal,” he ex­plained. “And it was a beau­ti­ful day. It seems like the stu­dents re­ally en­joyed it.”

Not all the grad­u­ates at­tended the cel­e­bra­tions. There were some 60 grad­u­ates who com­pleted their pro­grams — 15 com­pre­hen­sive arts and sci­ence (CAS) trans­fer stu­dents, 14 com­mu­nity stud­ies stu­dents, 14 car­pen­try stu­dents, 11 con­struc­tion and in­dus­trial elec­tri­cal stu­dents and five CAS tran­si­tion stu­dents.

Some of the stu­dents will head off to their cho­sen ca­reers, while oth­ers will con­tinue their school­ing.

Mean­while, the fol­low­ing is a lest of awards win­ners: • Avian Group, Storm Pe­trel schol­ar­ship — car­pen­ter Kevin Reid; • Babb Law Of­fice schol­ar­ship — CAS trans­fer stu­dent Anna Finn; • Bay Roberts/Car­bon­ear Sub­way CAS trans­fer year schol­ar­ship — Samantha Byrne and Arynne O’Reilly; • Bay Roberts/Car­bon­ear Sub­way CAS tran­si­tion year schol­ar­ship — Me­gan Cran­ford; • CAS tran­si­tion con­tin­u­ing achieve­ment schol­ar­ship — Me­gan Cran­ford; • CAS trans­fer en­trance schol­ar­ship — Danielle St. Croix; • CNA Nanuk’s high five bur­sary — com­mu­nity stud­ies stu­dent Ja­nine Kal­luak; • CNA stu­dent union bur­sary — com- mu­nity stud­ies stu­dent Ja­nine Kal­luak; • Ex­em­plary learner achieve­ment award — com­mu­nity stud­ies stu­dents Chelsea Fo­ley and Jes­sica Os­bourne; • Frank O’Keefe Car­bon­ear Phys­io­ther­apy schol­ar­ship — CAS trans­fer stu­dent Danielle St. Croix; • Fry Fam­ily Foun­da­tion CNA lead­er­ship achieve­ment award — CAS trans­fer stu­dent Danielle St. Croix; • Har­ri­son McCain Foun­da­tion en­trance schol­ar­ship — CAS trans­fer stu­dent Cai­ley Beaucage and elec­tri­cian Daniel O’Leary; • Home Hard­ware car­pen­ter achieve- ment awards — Peter Gar­rett, Mitch New­man and Justin Slade; • Klein Tools prize — elec­tri­cian Brendan Broom­field; • Sco­tia­bank bur­sary — CAS trans­fer stu­dent An­ge­line King; • Gover­nor Gen­eral’s medal — com­mu­nity stud­ies grad­u­ate Kathleen Mercer; • Pres­i­dent’s medals of ex­cel­lence: CAS trans­fer — Anna Finn; CAS tran­si­tion — Me­gan Cran­ford; com­mu­nity stud­ies — Kathleen Mercer; car­pen­ter — Peter Gar­rett; and elec­tri­cian — Brendan Broom­field.

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