SSRSB Students Receive Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award

Bridgewater, NS – South Shore students will be traveling to Halifax on Wednesday, February 26 to attend a ceremony at Government House and receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship award for their positive contributions to their school communities.

 Bridgewater, NS – South Shore students will be traveling to Halifax on Wednesday, February 26 to attend a ceremony at Government House and receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship award for their positive contributions to their school communities.

            Members of the Lunenburg County RCMP Youth Advisory Committee, with members from middle and senior high schools across the county, as well as Robyn Whynot of Liverpool Regional High School will be receiving the award.

            These awards recognize student leadership in their schools and communities, and dedication to creating safe and inclusive environments. Award recipients promote respectful and responsible relationships and do not accept bullying behaviour.

            The Lunenburg County RCMP Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) demonstrates individual and team leadership with their creation of public service announcements and videos addressing cyberbullying, bullying, sexting and drug awareness. Not a group to shy away from difficult topics, the YAC has presented to parent and community groups, designed posters for awareness campaigns and encouraged ongoing conversations in their schools. They continue to work as a united group within Lunenburg County with the support of the RCMP and SchoolsPlus.

            Robyn Whynot is president and co-chair of the Liverpool Regional High School Youth Advisory Council and devotes her time to helping youth in the area of accessing health services and on anti-bullying campaigns. As a member of the Respect, Empathy and Positivity Committee at LRHS, Robyn spoke in Ottawa on Hepatitis C the world-wide effects. Robyn is deeply connected with her Mi’Kmaw culture and believes that building respectful relationships is the key to preservation of a person’s culture.

            “We are very proud of the award recipients from the South Shore,” said Superintendent of Schools Geoff Cainen. “Amazing work is being done everyday in our schools to promote respectful behaviour, and these students are wonderful examples of the initiatives being taken to develop safe and inclusive schools.”

            The awards will be presented by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d) Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

           

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For more information, contact:

Trish Smith

Tel. 902-541-3005

Cell. 902-523-1664

Email.  tsmith@ssrsb.ca

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