Caplin Cove teen earns schol­ar­ships

Bac­calieu Col­le­giate graduate study­ing engi­neer­ing at MUN

The Compass - - NEWS - BY MELISSA JENK­INS melissa.jenk­ins@tc.tc

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.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Carissa Gar­land at­tends her cap and gown event at Old Per­li­can ear­lier this fall.

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