Lo­cal cadets re­ceive schol­ar­ships

Hodge says pro­gram ‘shaped me into the per­son I am today’

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - BY COLIN FAR­RELL THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE BURIN PENIN­SULA, NL For the full list of win­ners go to https:// cana­di­ansea­cadetschol­ar­ship­sca.word­press.com/re­cip­i­ents-re­cip­i­endaires/

The Royal Cana­dian Sea Cadet Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion board of di­rec­tors named the re­cip­i­ents of the 2017 Ed­u­ca­tional Schol­ar­ships on Mon­day.

Eighty-one stu­dents from across Canada re­ceived the hon­our; among them were six stu­dents from the Burin Penin­sula, in­clud­ing Ash­ley Hodge, Ash­ley Turner, Sarah McDuff, Wil­liam Breon, Kur­tis Kerr and Travis Per­rot.

“I am very for­tu­nate to have won a schol­ar­ship,” said Ash­ley Hodge, who spent six years as a mem­ber of RCSCC 269 En­deav­our.

“(Cadets) has hon­estly shaped me into the per­son I am today and I think it’s one of the best pro­grams any youth could be apart of.”

Hodge is cur­rently com­plet­ing her first year at Memo­rial Univer­sity, and plans to study den­tal hy­giene.

The Sea Cadet Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion awards schol­ar­ships an­nu­ally to cadets en­ter­ing their first year of a univer­sity or col­lege course lead­ing to a de­gree or diploma, or a post-sec­ondary train­ing pro­gram that will lead to cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in a rec­og­nized pro­fes­sion.

The value of the schol­ar­ships ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, with the schol­ar­ships payable to the in­sti­tu­tion the re­cip­i­ent is at­tend­ing.

The schol­ar­ship is open to cadets who have served a min­i­mum of 24 months.

PHOTO SUB­MIT­TED BY ASH­LEY HODGE

Ash­ley Hodge was one of six cadets from the Burin Penin­sula to re­ceive the Royal Cana­dian Sea Cadet Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion 2017 Ed­u­ca­tional Schol­ar­ship. In to­tal, 81 cadets from across Canada re­ceived the schol­ar­ship.

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