Top hon­ours

Lewis­porte na­tive among those to re­ceive aca­demic medal

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Col­lege of the North At­lantic (CNA) grad­u­ates now have some hard­ware to proudly demon­strate their top aca­demic per­for­mances dur­ing their post­sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion ca­reers.

On Sept. 25, Lieu­tenant Gover­nor the Hon­ourable Frank F. Fa­gan hosted the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Aca­demic Medals cer­e­mony at Gov­ern­ment House in St. John’s. The event cel­e­brated the aca­demic achieve­ments of CNA’s top stu­dents for the 2017 aca­demic year.

Zachary Thorne of Lewis­porte, who stud­ied elec­tron­ics engi­neer­ing tech­nol­ogy (bio­med­i­cal) at the Ridge Road cam­pus, was an award re­cip­i­ent.

“I have wit­nessed stu­dents and fac­ulty over­com­ing the chal­lenges fac­ing them time and time again. The ev­i­dence is here to­day, as I look around the room, and see our grad­u­ates re­ceiv­ing well-de­served credit for ex­em­plary per­for­mances dur­ing their post- sec­ondary ca­reers,” Radford said in his ad­dress. “You have ex­celled not only as stu­dents at the top of your re­spec­tive cam­puses, but I be­lieve you have also em­braced the nec­es­sary lead­er­ship qual­i­ties that will un­doubt­edly shape your fu­tures, and will re­sult in ful­fill­ing ca­reers and liveli­hoods.”

Be­fore hand­ing out the medals, Lt. Gov. Fa­gan told those as­sem­bled that he was pleased to cel­e­brate the ac­com­plish­ments of the win­ners with them, and that the fu­ture of the prov­ince is in good hands.

The Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Aca- demic medal is awarded to stu­dents grad­u­at­ing with the high­est grade point av­er­age from a Cana­dian col­lege pro­gram. They are pre­sented by the ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion on be­half of the Gover­nor Gen­eral. It is one of the most pres­ti­gious awards a stu­dent can re­ceive while at­tend­ing a Cana­dian post-sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion.


Gov­ern­ment House in St. John’s was the scene of the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Aca­demic Awards cer­e­mony Sept. 25, where Col­lege of the North At­lantic stu­dents were be­stowed hon­ours for grad­u­at­ing the top in their pro­grams at their re­spec­tive cam­puses. CNA pres­i­dent and CEO Dr. Bill Radford, along with Lieu­tenant-Gover­nor the Hon­ourable Frank F. Fa­gan, pre­sented the medals to 11 of the 14 re­cip­i­ents in at­ten­dance.

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