As high school graduation ceremonies wrap up around the province, Divert NS is congratulates students who won scholarships in this year’s Nova Scotia Recycles Contest. In total, almost $20,000 was awarded to Grade 12 students throughout the province.
This spring,14 Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia were awarded scholarships from Divert NS for research essays submitted through the 2016 annual Nova Scotia Recycles Contest. One winner was awarded a provincial scholarship valued at $5,000; six students from around the province won scholarships valued at $1,500; and seven more received awards of $750.
The $5,000 provincial scholarship was presented for the most outstanding essay. Josh MacMillan, from Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro, was presented with the grand prize scholarship for his essay: Glass Act – Recycling Programs and Opportunities in Nova Scotia. (Pictured at left: Josh MacMillan presents his executive summary at the Divert NS Annual General Meeting, June 23, 2016.)
“This year we’re celebrating 20 years of recycling in Nova Scotia. The exceptional work by our scholarship winners gives us yet another reason to be proud of the success our province has made in waste diversion,” says Jeff MacCallum, CEO of Divert NS.
“At Divert NS, we are thankful to all of our Nova Scotia Recycles contest participants. It is due to their efforts, and the efforts of the students who have come before them, that Nova Scotia is a world leader in recycling,” says MacCallum. “We wish the best of luck to the scholarship winners as they begin post secondary education this fall.”
Over $55,000 in cash and prizes was awarded to schools and students during this year’s Nova Scotia Recycles Contest. The initiative promotes participation in recycling and composting, and celebrates Nova Scotia’s stellar reputation as a leader in waste diversion.
Listed below are the 2016 scholarship recipients:
Provincial $5,000 winner:
Cobequid Educational Centre, Truro
Maggie MacNeil, Rankin School of the Narrows, Iona, Cape Breton
Katie Warren, North Nova Education Centre, New Glasgow
Evan Keough, Cole Harbour High School
Robert Tupper, North East Kings Education Centre, Canning
Jessica Jurgenliemk, Shelburne Regional High School, Shelburne
Jayden MacDonald, Digby Regional High School
Lara Fraser, Baddeck Academy, Baddeck, Cape Breton
Adora Rooyakkers, Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School, Antigonish
Brandon Nuttall, Advocate District School, Advocate Harbour
Amy Nieforth, Cole Harbour School
Jeremy Allen, West District High School, Auburn, Kings County
Bromlyn Myra, Parkview Education Centre, Bridgewater
Alexis Saulnier, Ecole Secondaire de Clare, Clare