Parrsboro bids farewell to Class of 2013

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PARRSBORO – It was through both laughter and tears that valedictorian Taylor Dinaut addressed her fellow graduates here Thursday evening, as Parrsboro Regional High School said goodbye to its Class of 2013.

Taylor told her classmates to celebrate and embrace “all the little moments that made this night a reality,” and to remember not only their joyous occasions, but the times of struggle and defeat that made them stronger and provided direction.

“So remember, grads of 2013, whether things are going great or not so great – embrace the moment, appreciate every second and accept that these memories create the ‘you’ that is yet to come,” she said.

She laughed while recalling her class’s poor Winter Carnival record, its humourous outlook and laid-back attitude, and thanked the high school and elementary school teachers for their patience and their support.

She then shed a few tears when it came time for the final goodbye.

“Well, grads, it has been a wild ride, and it’s finally ending,” she said. “Knowing that this is probably the last time we will all be in the same room together with our families and friends is a scary thought. I urge you to embrace this moment and every new challenge that comes your way.”

Forty-one graduates received diplomas this year, making Parrsboro the second-largest graduating class in Cumberland County, second only to Amherst Regional High School in size.

Taylor received a $1,500 renewable Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship, for a total of $6,000, as well as a $200 Students’ Council Bursary, the $1,000 Rhoda Morse Memorial Bursary, a $1,200 PRHS Scholarship Society Scholarship, a $250 Perley Wright Memorial Bursary, a $499 Nova Scotia Teachers Union Bursary, a $1,000 Ellen O’Regan Bursary, and a $300 Dr. Mary Kernohan Bursary.

Nolan Hunter received an Acadia University Renewable Entrance Scholarship and renewable room scholarship, the Spicer-Hennessey Scholar Bursary, BMO Financial Group Entrance Scholarship, and Acadia Entrance Scholarship for a total of $50,650 over four years. He also received an $800 PRHS Scholarship Society Scholarship, the $200 Parrsborough Shore Historical Society History Prize, and a $500 Andrew Yorke Memorial Bursary.

Sarah Colpitts received a Quest Merit-Based Renewable Scholarship and Quest Need-Based Bursary, for a total of $20,000 with potential for further renewal. She also received the $1,000 Town of Parrsboro Bursary, a $200 Students’ Council Bursary, a $200 School Advisory Council Bursary, and a $400 PRHS Scholarship Society Scholarship.

Jackie Bradbury received a $5,000 Acadia University Entrance Scholarship, a $200 Students’ Council Bursary, a $200 School Advisory Council Bursary, a $1,000 RBC Award, a $1,000 Jack and Linda Bursary, and a $130 Cafeteria Appreciation Award.

Kennedy Bowden-Welsh received a $4,000 St. Thomas University Achievement Award, a $200 Shore Drive Community Development Association Bursary, a $300 Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department Bursary, and a $500 Norma and Marshall MacAloney Memorial Bursary.

Stacey Currie received a $2,865 NSCC Entrance Award, a $100 Rector Family Memorial Bursary, a $250 Crossroads Co-Op Bursary, and a $130 Cafeteria Appreciation Award.

Destiny Hoeg received a $1,000 Holland College Leadership and Community Involvement Award, and a $500 Municipality of Cumberland County Bursary.

Alysha Canning received a $1,000 Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture Entrance Scholarship, a $200 Shore Drive Community Development Association Bursary, a $300 Granby Furnaces Inc. Bursary, a $250 Eastlink Cable Bursary, and a $500 C.E. Harrison and Sons Ltd. Bursary.

Oliver Smith received a $750 Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship, a $1,000 Kathleen Morris O’Regan Bursary, and a $100 Cumberland South Progressive Conservative Association Award.

Chayce Moore received a $500 Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship, a $200 Students’ Council Bursary, a $200 Ken’s Grocery Bursary, a $500 Doyle Family Bursary, and a $200 Brian and Philip Forbes Memorial Bursary.

Victoria McCrindle received a $500 Connolly Financial Group Lock-Llewellyn Memorial Scholarship, a $100 Teacher’s Educational Bursary, and a $200 Parrsboro and District Board of Trade Bursary.

Alex Odlin received a $300 Principal Award.

Nicole Eisenberg received a $500 Student Achievement Award, a $200 Students’ Council Bursary, a $650 Stay in School Initiative, a $250 Friends of Firefighters Bursary, and a $130 Cafeteria Appreciation Award.

Emily Mills received a $100 W. Johnson Tax Services Ltd. Bursary, a $500 Tanya Roberts Memorial Bursary, a $500 Nova Scotia Teachers Union Bursary, a $100 Hicks LeMoine Bursary, a $100 Gemma Black Memorial Bursary, and a $130 Cafeteria Appreciation Award.

Frankie Quinn received a $250 Wellington Gavin Memorial Bursary, a $100 Teacher’s Educational Bursary, a $300 Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department Bursary, and a $250 Parrsboro Lions Club Bursary.

Zack Perrin received a $1,000 Thomas M. MacIntyre and J. Bower Community Credit Union Bursary, a $500 Sargent’s Blueberry Farm Bursary, and a $130 Cafeteria Appreciation Award.

Kayla Yorke received a $200 Students’ Council Bursary, and a $100 Murray Fulton Memorial Bursary.

Morgan Cormier received a $200 Shore Drive Community Development Association Bursary.

Sean Mooring received a $200 Shore Drive Community Development Association Bursary.

Colton Smith received a $500 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 45 Parrsboro Bursary, a $100 Richard MacAleese Memorial Bursary, a $250 Parrsboro Lions Club Bursary, and a $500 Don Yorke Memorial Bursary.

Kevin Wood received a $100 Rector Family Memorial Bursary, a $300 Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department Bursary, and a $250 Crossroads Co-Op Bursary.

Taryn Erb received a $300 Parrsboro and Area Home and School Association Bursary.

Chalene Yorke received a $500 Nova Scotia Freemasons Bursary – Minas Lodge 67, and a $500 Ladies’ Auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 45 Bursary.

Eva Ripley received a $200 Jessie Isaac Pelletier Memorial Bursary.

Ryan Smith received a $200 Curtis Erb Memorial Bursary.

Andrew Creelman received a $130 Cafeteria Appreciation Award, and a $500 Andrew Yorke Memorial Bursary.

Colby Eagles received a $200 Bo Lattie Memorial Bursary.

Ryan Johnson received a $500 Bo Lattie “Hope for the Future” Memorial Bursary.

Also graduating were Wil Carter, Shayne Douglas, Kelly Estabrooks, Zach Gerrity, Courtney Harvey, Xiao Jingyao, Josh Lockyer, Alex McLean, Quintin Robichaud, Jasmen White, and Keelan Wood.

Organizations: Council Bursary, Spicer-Hennessey Scholar Bursary, Parrsboro Regional High School Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship PRHS Scholarship Society Scholarship Nova Scotia Teachers Union Bursary Acadia University Renewable Entrance Scholarship Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department School Advisory Council Bursary Amherst Regional High School Shore Drive Community Development Association Bursary BMO Financial Group Entrance Scholarship Granby Furnaces Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship Cumberland South Progressive Conservative Association Award.Chayce Moore Parrsboro and District Board of Trade Bursary.Alex Odlin School Initiative W. Johnson Tax Services Parrsboro Lions Club Bursary.Zack Perrin Thomas M. MacIntyre and J. Bower Community Credit Union Bursary Shore Drive Community Development Association Bursary.Sean Mooring Shore Drive Community Development Association Bursary.Colton Smith Crossroads Co-Op Bursary.Taryn Erb Area Home and School Association Bursary.Chalene Yorke Royal Canadian Legion Branch

Geographic location: Parrsboro, Cumberland County

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