Education and Early Childhood Development
April 8, 2019

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development:

Corner Brook Regional High Student Named 2019 Lester B. Pearson Scholar

Mr. Speaker, today I rise in this Honourable House to congratulate William Bruce-Robertson of Corner Brook, who is this year’s recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship for Newfoundland and Labrador. Awarded annually, this scholarship recognizes outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools.

William is currently a Level II student at Corner Brook Regional High. He was selected based on his outstanding academic achievement and his school and community involvement in extra-curricular activities.

The scholarship is valued at $50,000 over two years for pre-university study in the International Baccalaureate Program at Pearson College, a United World College in Victoria, British Columbia. The Provincial Government contributes $34,000 to the scholarship which offers a life-changing opportunity for exceptional young people and will provide incredible support in helping William fulfill his long-term goals.

I congratulate William and hope his time at Pearson College enriches his life, solidifies the foundations for his academic future and opens doors to new and exciting opportunities.

Mr. Speaker, I ask all Honourable members to join me in congratulating William and to wish him every success in his future endeavours.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

2019 04 08                              1:50 p.m.