Caplin Cove teen earns scholarships
Baccalieu Collegiate graduate studying engineering at MUN
Carissa Garland is an achiever. The articulate 18-year-old Memorial University student has been recognized over the years for her contributions to volunteer work, cadets and academics.
Her most recent accomplishments come in the form of scholarships.
Garland, a native of Caplin Cove, Conception Bay, was awarded the JMC Facey engineering scholarship valued at $5,000 from the Memorial University Department of Engineering and Applied Science.
The second scholarship worth $3,000 was a national award from the sea cadet education foundation.
For Garland, her years of high school left her with plenty of memories, and leaving high school showed just how dedicated she has been over the years.
Another award earned by Garland at the Baccalieu Collegiate awards ceremony in Old Perlican was the Wesley and Daisy Snelgrove Memorial Scholarship, which is given to the Top 2 students with the highest averages from the school.
Garland earned many awards from her school as well, including academic ones. Some of her achievements included receiving an academic excellence honours diploma, the advanced math award and the Reg Button Memorial Award.
Her awards were not strictly limited to academics though. Being an athlete and volunteer also gave her award opportunities.
One of those awards included the high school volunteer award. It is awarded to one student from each school in the province for the contribution they made to their community or school.
It could go to a Level I, II or III. It is chosen by the school principal in co-ordination with staff, students, school councils and the community.
Sports NL gives athletic excellence awards each year as well. Garland was one of the recipients this year.
The award is given to students that maintain an over 85 average while participating in more than one varsity sport.
During high school she took part in choir, band, volleyball, floor hockey, the 295 Baccalieu Sea Cadets, drama, tutoring for tuition, CIBC Run for the Cure the Miss Achievement and Miss Teen Newfoundland and Labrador pageants and many other activities.
Garland is a first-year engineering student at Memorial University. Her future goal is to become a doctor.
Carissa Garland attends her cap and gown event at Old Perlican earlier this fall.