Burin Peninsula students earn provincial scholarships
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.