Congratulations to the 2020 Rotary scholarship recipients. On Tuesday June 30, the Rotary Clubs of Kentville and the New Minas Sunrise presented eight deserving graduates with scholarships. Graduates pictured from bottom left to top right: Sophie Keddy, Cindi-Lee Vidito, Jaeda Alders-Pearle, Michele Song, Caleb Dixon, William Watts and Grace Carty (missing from the photo Bethany Pearle.)
 
Members of the Rotary Clubs joined virtually to congratulate the students on their accomplishments. 
 
Cindi Vidito, Northeast Kings Education Centre: plans to pursue a Bachelor of Arts at Acadia University. Principal statement: Cindy Lee has helped a student in the middle school this year and this student greatly benefited from being mentored by Cindy Lee
We congratulate Cindi on her Rotary of Kentville Scholarship of $2750.00
 
Jaeda Alders-Pearle, Central Kings plans to attend Acadia in a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program. Referee statement talks about her being very well organized a natural leader with a tremendous work ethic.
We congratulate Jaeda on her Rotary of Kentville Scholarship of $2750.00
 
Bethany Pearl,Northeast Kings Education Centre will be attending Dalhousie to pursue a Bachelor of Arts. Principal’s comment:  If you could think of the nicest, most sincere, positive and funny person you have met then you are getting close to Bethany’s personality – exceptional young lady.
Bethany said in her application – “over my years of high school, I have learned one very important thing and that is to try your best and never give up.”
Bethany was unable to join us for the celebration. We congratulate Bethany on her Rotary of Kentville Scholarship of $2750.00
 
Sophie Keddy, Central Kings. Principal statement:  Noted two honors: Lieutenant Governors Education Medal in May 2019 and a Silver Girl Guides of Canada Trailblazer Award in 2020 – and noted she volunteers daily at the school breakfast program.
We congratulate Sophie on her Rotary of Kentville Scholarship of $2750.00
 
Grace Carty, Central Kings has applied for Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Acadia and St. Francis Xavier. Principal says she is a strong student and a good school citizen.
We congratulate Grace on her Rotary of Kentville Scholarship of $2000.00
 
William Watts, Northeast Kings Educaction Centre plans to attend UNB  for a Bachelor of Science degree. Principal’s Statement: An exceptional young man who does the right thing when no one is looking. You hope your own son will be like Will when they grow up
We congratulate Will on his scholarship of $1,500 from the Rotary Club of New Minas Sunrise
 
Michelle Song, Horton plans to attend McMaster University. She is an International Baccalaureate Student, the most rigorous academic option available. She maintained a grade point average of 97.5 and graduates Honours with Distinction.
We congratulate Michelle on receiving her scholarship of $1,500 from the Rotary Club of New Minas
 
Caleb  Dixon will be attending Acadia Divinity College  where he will earn a Bachelor of Theology. Caleb is also an International Baccalaureate Student, who in spite of the rigorous academic workload  graduates with Honours with Distinction. From his referee: “Caleb will never tell you how amazing a person he is, but if you get a chance to meet him, you can’t miss it. This young man is special”.
We congratulate Caleb on receiving his scholarship of $1,500 on behalf of The Rotary Club of New Minas Sunrise.
 
Well done 2020 Graduates!. We wish you all the best in your future studies.