Nine graduates say goodbye to Advocate District High School

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Advocate graduates go separate ways

By Andrew Wagstaff

The Citizen

ADVOCATE HARBOUR Nine more students have graduated from this small school, eight of whom walked the hallowed halls in the annual ceremony on June 28.

Ashley Collins, Jessica Fraser (honours), Murray Gulliver, Thaine Hazel, Amber Nicholson, Christopher Nuttall, Rebecca Nuttall (honours with distinction), Helen Ross (honours with distinction) and Amber Strong made up the Class of 07 at Advocate District High School. All were there to receive their diplomas but Murray, who had already left for work in British Columbia.

Rebecca Nuttall served as this years valedictorian, thanking their families, teachers, friends and the entire community on behalf of her fellow classmates.

Soon we will all be going our separate ways; some of us will stay here and pursue careers close to home or raise families while others, like me, will go far from home to pursue our goals there, said Rebecca. No matter where any of us go, I hope that we will always remember where we started and who we started with.

While she admitted it is hard to say goodbye to what is familiar, she said it will also be exciting to discover new things, meet new people and face new challenges.

I hope that we can all meet these challenges and succeed in all that we pursue, she said.

Serving as guest speaker this year was fellow ADHS alumnus Joey MacDougall.

Special awards handed out this year included the following:

Governor General Medal Rebecca Nuttall;

QEII Medal Helen Ross;

Principals Award Jessica Fraser;

Lieutenant Governor Medal Savanna Callison;

Chignecto Family Scholarship, $350 Jessica Fraser;

Joggins Legion, $150 Christopher Nuttall;

Scott Sheffield Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Helen Ross;

Advocate and Area Small Business Scholarship Helen Ross ($625), Jessica Fraser ($575), Rebecca Nuttall ($550), Amber Nicholson ($550) and Christopher Nuttall ($550);

Cumberland South PC Association/Murray Scott Bursary, $100 Rebecca Nuttall;

Cumberland South Liberal Association Bursary, $50 Amber Nicholson;

Advocate and District Home and School Association Bursary, $600 Helen Ross;

Advocate and District Firemens Ladies Auxiliary Bursary, $100 Rebecca Nuttall;

Parrsboro Lions Bursary Helen Ross ($500), Christopher Nuttall ($500);

Aliant Telecom Pioneers Bursary, $100 Rebecca Nuttall;

Red Cross West Cumberland Branch Bursary, $90 Thaine Hazel;

Georgie Dunbar Memorial Scholarship, $65 Amber Strong;

Perley Wright/Pharmasave Bursary, $250 Rebecca Nuttall;

Community Credit Union of Cumberland Colchester Ltd. Bursary, $500 Helen Ross;

IODE, $500 Jessica Fraser;

Parrsborough Shore Historical Society Award, $100 Rebecca Nuttall;

University of Toronto Book Award Rebecca Nuttall.

Scholastic Awards were presented as follows:

Grade 12 Rebecca Nuttall, Jessica Fraser, Helen Ross;

Grade 11 Savanna Callison;

Grade 10 Jessica Currie;

Grade Eight Heidi Currie, Mackenzie Field, Meg Spicer;

Grade Six Autumn Collins, Hayley Nuttall.

Honours were awarded to Kyle Morris (Grade 10) and Alexander Spicer (Grade Eight).

Organizations: Advocate District High School, Aliant Telecom, Red Cross West Cumberland Branch Cumberland Colchester University of Toronto

Geographic location: ADVOCATE HARBOUR, British Columbia, Cumberland South

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