Con­cep­tion Bay, Pla­cen­tia area stu­dents se­lected for sum­mer en­rich­ment pro­gram at Cana­dian uni­ver­si­ties

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Five stu­dents from the Con­cep­tion Bay and the Pla­cen­tia area will get to learn at Cana­dian uni­ver­si­ties this sum­mer through a na­tional en­rich­ment pro­gram.

SHAD is geared to­wards ex­cep­tional high school stu­dents and touches upon science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing, arts and math. SHAD re­ports that 85 per cent of its stu­dents even­tu­ally grad­u­ate with a de­gree in ei­ther science or en­gi­neer­ing.

Robyn Cul­leton of Fox Har­bour, Jake O’Keefe of Pla­cen­tia, Ri­ley Pike of River­head, Har­bour Grace, Jenna Ryan of Marys­vale and Har­bour Grace’s Madi­son Squires were all se­lected for this sum­mer’s SHAD pro­gram. They’ll each spend a month learn­ing at one of 16 uni­ver­si­ties par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pro­gram.

Cul­leton, a Grade 11 stu­dent from Laval High School, is off to the Univer­sity of Cal­gary, while fel­low Grade 11 Laval stu­dent O’Keefe is at­tend­ing the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia in Van­cou­ver. Pike, who is about to com­plete Grade 10 at Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate, is trav­el­ling to the Univer­sity of Prince Ed­ward Is­land in Char­lot­te­town. Ryan, a Grade 11 stu­dent from As­cen­sion Col­le­giate, is off to Mount Al­li­son Univer­sity in Sackville, New Brunswick, and Squires, a Grade 11 stu­dent at Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate, will go to Lake­head Univer­sity in Thun­der Bay, On­tario.

Founded in 1980 in Water­loo, On­tario, the net­work of past and present SHAD stu­dents cur­rently ex­ceeds 16,000.

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