Education and Early Childhood Development
June 18, 2019

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

Minister Warr Congratulates Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2019 Schulich Leaders

Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to congratulate Shiloh Burton of Springdale and Kendra Burden of Port Hope Simpson, who have been named two of 50 Schulich Leaders across Canada.

Awarded annually, this scholarship recognizes entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at one of 20 partner universities across Canada.

Shiloh Burton of Indian River High School has been selected to receive a $100,000 scholarship to pursue his Engineering Program at Memorial University. Kendra Burden of Bayside Academy has been selected to receive an $80,000 scholarship to pursue her Bachelor of Science Degree at Memorial University.

Shiloh and Kendra were selected based on their outstanding academic achievement and community-minded spirit. They represent the best and brightest Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer.

Being from Springdale as well Mr. Speaker, I know Shiloh and his family, and can tell you, they and his high school family at Indian River High are very pleased of his achievement.

I congratulate Shiloh and Kendra and hope their time at Memorial University enriches their lives, opens doors to new and exciting opportunities and fulfills their long-term goals.

Mr. Speaker, I ask all Honourable members to join me in congratulating Shiloh and Kendra and to wish them every success in their future endeavours.

Thank you.

2019 06 18                              1:50 p.m.