Municipality of the County of Inverness

Municipality Congratulates Graduates

INVERNESS COUNTY, N.S. – 118 students have received their grade 12 diplomas from École NDA, Cape Breton Highlands Academy, Inverness Academy and Dalbrae Academy following their school’s graduation ceremonies this past June.

Among these students were Kaylee Deveau (NDA), Emma MacKinnon (CBHEC/A), Skylar Kennedy (IEC/A) and Sarah Wilson (Dalbrae) who were each awarded a scholarship of $500 from the Municipality. The recipents were chosen for their exemplary work ethic and leadership skills coupled with academic success. They will also be pursuing education at a post-secondary institution of their choosing in the fall.

This year the Municipality was also proud to collaborate with Mitch MacDonald of Port Hood in launching a new award to graduating students at Dalbrae Academy. The Municipality made a $500 contribution that supported two students with aspiring musical abilities in either instrumental music and/or vocals who plan to continue their musical journey post-graduation receive a $1000 gift card each for Long & McQuade Musical Instruments under the Small Towns to Big Stages Award. Keigan MacLennan and Alasdair Cameron, who were awarded the prize, each submitted a video application to musician Mitch MacDonald, where they answered questions about their love of music and performed an acoustic piece of music of their choosing. While the pilot project, also presented with the help of the Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro and Long & McQuade, was available to Dalbrae students only, the intent is to work at making a similar award available to graduates at the other three County high schools next year.

“It seems the future is bright for all 118 graduates,” said Municipality of the County of Inverness Warden Betty Ann MacQuarrie. “Though they embark on a new, exciting journey, Inverness County will always welcome them home when they return.”

The Municipality would like to congratulate not only those awarded with scholarships but all graduates from Inverness County schools including Strait Area Education Recreation Centre and We’koma’q Mi’kmaw School for their academic and extracurricular success as well as wish teachers and school support staff a great and safe summer vacation.

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Media Contact:

Karolyn Aucoin

Communications and Community Engagement Specialist / Spécialiste en communications et engagement communautaire

Municipality of the County of Inverness / Municipalité du Comté d’Inverness

375 Main Street, Port Hood, NS  B0E 2W0

Ph: 902.787.3519

karolyn.aucoin@invernesscounty.ca

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