Gala event

Schol­ar­ship Com­mit­tee or­ga­niz­ing fundrais­ing gala in Lewis­porte

The Pilot - - Front Page - BY DANETTE DOO­LEY danette@nl.rogers.com

Past grad­u­ates of Lewis­porte Col­le­giate and com­mu­nity mem­bers work­ing to es­tab­lish a schol­ar­ship fund.

A group of past grad­u­ates of Lewis­porte Col­le­giate and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity have formed a com­mit­tee to rec­og­nize the im­pres­sive aca­demic achieve­ments of the school’s grad­u­at­ing stu­dents. Spear­headed by Don Manuel, the Lewis­porte Col­le­giate Schol­ar­ship Fundrais­ing Com­mit­tee rec­og­nizes the fi­nan­cial chal­lenges stu­dents face when en­ter­ing post-sec­ondary stud­ies. While there are al­ready schol­ar­ships of­fered at the school, the com­mit­tee felt that, be­cause so many stu­dents are ex­celling aca­dem­i­cally, more schol­ar­ships were in or­der. Com­mit­tee mem­ber Colleen Bar­rett said teach­ers at Lewis­porte Col­le­giate are both ded­i­cated and en­thu­si­as­tic. Grad­u­at­ing stu­dents of­ten earn some of the high­est marks in the prov­ince, she said. The com­mit­tee is host­ing a gala fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive on Oct. 28 at the Kin Cen­tre in Lewis­porte. For­mer Chief of De­fense Staff, Gen­eral (Re­tired) Rick Hil­lier will be guest speaker at the event which in­cludes a din­ner as well as silent and live auc­tions. The com­mit­tee is ac­cept­ing both in-kind and mon­e­tary dona­tions, Bar­rett said. Dona­tions are com­ing in and tick­ets are sell­ing fast, she said. While the com­mit­tee hasn’t set a fundrais­ing mon­e­tary goal, Bar­rett said, the in­ten­tion is to make the gala an an­nual event. Any­one wish­ing to do­nate an item for the auction or con­trib­ute fi­nan­cially to the cause can con­tact any mem­ber of the com­mit­tee or can e-trans­fer money to lewis­portecsf@gmail.com. Tick­ets ($30) for the gala can also be bought via e-trans­fer or from com­mit­tee mem­bers. In­for­ma­tion on the ini­tia­tive can be found by search­ing Lewis­porte Col­le­giate Schol­ar­ship Fund on Face­book.

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The Lewis­porte Col­le­giate Schol­ar­ship Fund page can be found on Face­book.

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