Burin Penin­sula stu­dents earn pro­vin­cial schol­ar­ships

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL -

Six stu­dents from the Burin Penin­sula are among 201 high school grad­u­ates in New­found­land and Labrador rec­og­nized as part of the Pro­vin­cial Schol­ar­ship pro­gram.

The schol­ar­ships, rang­ing in value from $1,000 to $2,500, are awarded based on pub­lic exam re­sults.

Elec­toral Dis­trict Schol­ar­ships, val­ued at $1,000, are pre­sented to the three high school grad­u­ates in each dis­trict with the high­est marks.

In Burin-Grand Bank, Ali Hi­weish and Michael Stone, both grad­u­ates of John Burke High in Grand Bank, and Bai­ley Tar­rant, a grad­u­ate of Holy Name of Mary Acad­emy in Lawn, were the re­cip­i­ents.

Marys­town Cen­tral High School grad­u­ates Moya Spencer and Elisha Far­rell re­ceived two of the three Elec­toral Dis­trict Schol­ar­ships for Pla­cen­tia West-Belle­vue. Mar­cus Berkshire, a grad­u­ate of Tri­cen­tia Acad­emy in Arnold’s Cove, was the other re­cip­i­ent.

Ni­tash Bhatt, a grad­u­ate of Gon­zaga High School in St. John’s, re­ceived the Ju­nior Ju­bilee Schol­ar­ship, val­ued at $2,500, as the stu­dent with the high­est over­all marks in the prov­ince.

Sarah Mackey, a grad­u­ate of Water­ford Val­ley High in St. John’s, was this year’s re­cip­i­ent of the Con­sta­ble W.C. Moss Schol­ar­ship, awarded to the son or daugh­ter of a mem­ber of the RNC or RCMP, who, other than the Ju­nior Ju­bilee win­ner, achieved the high­est pub­lic exam marks.

Marys­town Cen­tral High School grad­u­ate Laura Tar­rant, mean­while, re­ceived a Cen­te­nary of Re­spon­si­ble Gov­ern­ment Schol­ar­ship, which is also val­ued at $1,000 and is pre­sented to the 79 stu­dents with the high­est marks in the prov­ince other than the Ju­nior Ju­bilee, W.C. Moss and Elec­toral Dis­trict Schol­ar­ships.

In all, more than $200,000 was awarded through the Pro­vin­cial Schol­ar­ship pro­gram this year.

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