Com­plete sur­prise

Shane Snook proud to be rec­og­nized with Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Award

The Western Star - - CLOSE TO HOME - BY FRANK GALE frank.gale@thewest­ern­star.com Twit­ter: @WS_FrankGale

Shane Snook was taken com­pletely by sur­prise on Thursday when he was pre­sented with a Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s Aca­demic Cer­tifi­cate.

The pre­sen­ta­tion took place at recog­ni­tion cer­e­monies for grad­u­ates of Col­lege of the North At­lantic’s Bay St. Ge­orge Cam­pus held at the Stephenville Arts and Cul­ture Cen­tre.

Snook, who is a Flat Bay res­i­dent, knew he did well with his marks, not com­ing home with a mark un­der 96 per cent.

The Gov­er­nor Gen­eral award goes to a stu­dent who scores the high­est average in his or her grad­u­a­tion class.

Snook grad­u­ated with a diploma from a two-year of­fice ad­min­is­tra­tion (ex­ec­u­tive) course.

Af­ter com­plet­ing the firstyear cer­tifi­cate pro­gram, his in­struc­tors con­vinced him to

come back and do the sec­ondyear diploma pro­gram.

Snook al­ready has a lo­cal job of­fer and, once it’s con­firmed,

he look­ing to go right at it. He said some parts of the pro­gram were easy but oth­ers were more chal­leng­ing and his part­ner Mar­cella Wil­liams was a great help dur­ing the process.

“A lot of the pro­gram suited my ap­ti­tudes. Re­ceiv­ing the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Award felt great – it was very re­as­sur­ing to be rec­og­nized for the time and ef­fort put into it,” Snook said.

In ad­di­tion to that award, dur­ing the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies, Snook was also pre­sented a Pres­i­dent’s Medal and named to the Hon­ours So­ci­ety.

At a re­cent awards cer­e­mony in April, he was pre­sented a Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion In­struc­tors Schol­ar­ship and a Fry Fam­ily Foun­da­tion Pres­i­dent’s Lead­er­ship Achieve­ment Award.

He will re­ceive the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral medal, that’s part of the award, in the fall.

FRANK GALE/THE WESTERN STAR

Shane Snook poses for a photo af­ter be­ing an­nounced re­cip­i­ent of a Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s Aca­demic Cer­tifi­cate.

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