Stu­dents se­lected for SHAD pro­gram

Mal­lory Spencer and Abby Bren­ton ex­cited to take part in unique ex­pe­ri­ence

The Southern Gazette - - Front Page - BY COLIN FAR­RELL MARYSTOWN, N.L. Colin.far­rell@south­erngazette.ca

Mal­lory Spencer and Abby Bren­ton are look­ing for­ward to a unique op­por­tu­nity this sum­mer.

The pair, both Grade 10 stu­dents at Marystown Cen­tral High School, have been se­lected for the SHAD pro­gram.

Abby and Malory said they were ex­cited to be se­lected for the pro­gram.

“It felt amaz­ing,” Abby said. “First when I sub­mit­ted my ap­pli­ca­tion I was not con­fi­dent, think­ing that I wasn’t go­ing to get in, (so) when I got word back that I got in it felt so good—I felt re­ally proud of the work that I put in.” maybe it will be a fu­ture ca­reer op­tion,” she said.

Both young women agree the pro­gram will be a valu­able net­work­ing op­por­tu­nity.

Mal­lory is look­ing for­ward to do­ing ac­tiv­i­ties she didn’t think would be a part of the pro­gram, such as out­door camp­ing and in­door rock climb­ing.

“I never re­ally ex­pected that to be part of this pro­gram, that along­side of all the learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences it’s go­ing to be amaz­ing.”

COLIN FAR­RELL/THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

Abby Bren­ton, left, and Mal­lory Spencer are amongst 900 Cana­dian stu­dents se­lected for the SHAD pro­gram.

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