Team Cornwall hands out awards, bursaries to high achievers

Team Cornwall hands out awards, bursaries to high achievers
Team Cornwall hands out bursaries to graduating students at Pommier Square on Friday

CORNWALL, Ontario – A group of Cornwall area high school graduates planning different career paths received a cash injection to help with their post-secondary education studies.

The volunteer organization geared towards promoting the city handed out bursaries at two separate ceremonies on Friday (June 26) to teens who have exhibited strong leadership skills and community values.

“These students are about to begin an exciting next stage in their lives,” said Team Cornwall chair Peter Gault. “Team Cornwall feels it is important to recognize exceptional young leaders and we hope that as they continue in their education they will help us in promoting Cornwall as a great community.”

The first gathering at Kawartha Credit Union recognized the winners of the Team Cornwall Youth Volunteer Award: Philippe Lalonde (La Citadelle), Kisa Lanctot (St. Joseph’s), and Kiran Hashmi (CCVS). They each received a $1,500 bursary.

At Pommier Square, the second ceremony honoured graduating students who have exhibited a positive attitude towards their peers, school and community.

Bursaries of $400 were awarded to Hali Flaro King (St. Matthew), Emilie Contant (La Citadelle), Philippe St-Arnaud (L’Heritage), Marissa Forrester (St. Lawrence), Sarah Konink (St. Joseph’s), Madison McLeod (Holy Trinity), and Ainsley Hunt (CCVS).

“Positive attitude combined with education can open doors wherever life takes you,” said team member Andre Pommier, who created the bursary program several years ago. “Cornwall has given you the opportunity to succeed, and we hope that you will return and help grow our city.”

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