PARRSBORO – Don't sweat the small stuff, you’ll figure it out in the end.
Those wise words came from Emma Trottier, the valedictorian and Governor General Medal winner with the Parrsboro Regional High School Class of 2018, during graduation ceremonies on June 28.
“Don't sweat the small stuff, you’ll figure it out in the end. Be passionate about whatever you do and remember who and what has gotten you there: 13 years of studying, or not studying, sports, student council, clubs, friendship and making memories,” said Trottier.
Trottier said her biggest thank you goes to her fellow students for making the year memorable.
“School has been crazy, but I can’t imagine having gone through it with any other crazy group of people. Grads of 2018, I hope life holds all you want and more. Congratulations because we’ve finally made it.”
Looking back at what she has learned, Trottier told students not to procrastinate about their goals and remember everything they achieve is one more step closer to being where they want to be. She also urged them to strive to be the best version of themselves.
“Try not to hold yourself back, or let others hold you back. You know what is best for your path in life,” she said.
Following are the award winners:
Tanya Roberts Memorial Bursary – Emma Trottier and Raine Ripley.
Atlantic Building Supply Dealers Scholarship – Madison Tennant.
Bo Lattie Hope for the Future Bursary – Grant Wood and Mary Kernohan.
Bo Lattie Hope for the Future Award – Audrey Allen, Max Hoar, Madison Tennant, Emma Trottier, Jacob Willigar and Anna Ripley.
Cafeteria Appreciation – Rebecca Warren, Jordan Shea, Mary Kernohan, Audrey Allen, Alex Goodwin.
CE Harrison and Sons Bursary – Madison Tennant.
Crossroad Co-op Bursary – Maxwell Hoard and Grant Wood.
Cumberland South PC Award – Grant Wood.
CUPE 3890 Bursary – Rebecca Warren.
CUPE 8920 Bursary – Emma Trottier.
Curtis and Barbara Erb Memorial Bursary – Royce Yorke.
Don Yorke Memorial Bursary – Maxwell Hoar.
Doris Atkinson Scholarship – Madison Tennant.
Doug Robinson Memorial Bursary – Raine Ripley.
Dr. Mary Kernohan Memorial Bursary – Emma Trottier.
Eastlink Cable Bursary – Alex Goodwin.
Ellen O’Regan Bursary – Anna Ripley.
Girl Guides Bursary – Keri Redmond.
Gordon Coates Memorial Bursary – Cole Dowe.
Granby Furnaces Bursary – Dillon Fisher, Grant Wood, Jordan Shea, Audrey Allen, Rebecca Moore and Cole Dowe.
Guy Brown Liberal Award – Brooke Wasson.
Hicks, LeMoine Bursary – Emma Trottier.
Jack and Linda Bursaries – Audrey Allen and Maxwell Hoar.
Kathleen Morris O’Regan Bursary – Mary Kernohan.
Ken’s Grocery Bursary – Mary Kernohan.
Legion Ladies Auxiliary Bursary – Mary Kernohan.
Paulette and Lindsay McCully Memorial Bursary – Madison Tennant and Jacob Willigar.
Cumberland County Bursary – Mary Kernohan.
Freemasons Bursary – Grant Wood.
NSTU Bursary – Maxwell Hoar, Mary Kernohan and Jacob Willigar.
Oxford Frozen Foods Bursary – Rebecca Warren.
Home and School Bursary – Rebecca Moore.
Board of Trade Bursary – Rebecca Moore.
Lions Club Bursary – Madison Tennant and Mary Kernohan.
Parrsboro School Bursary – Savannah Blenkhorn.
Historical Society Prize – Emma Trottier.
Skating Club Bursary – Emma Trottier.
Fire Department Bursaries – Jacob Willigar, Dillon Fisher and Grant Wood.
Patricia J. Storey Memorial Bursary – Anna Ripley.
Perley Wright Memorial Bursary – Madison Tennant.
RBC Award – Audrey Allen.
Rector Family Memorial Bursary – Madison Tennant.
Rhoda Morse Memorial Bursary – Anna Ripley.
Legion Bursaries – Jacob Willigar and Madison Tennant.
Special Caregivers Award – Emma Trottier.
St. Brigid’s CWL Bursary – Maxwell Hoar.
Wellington Gavin Memorial Bursary – Dillon Fisher.
St. Francis Xavier – Madison Tennant.
University of Waterloo – Mary Kernohan.
NSCC – Rebecca Warren.
Pengrowth Energy – Jacob Willigar.
NS Power Trades – Jacob Willigar.
NS Power Employment Equity – Emma Trottier.
UNB – Emma Trottier.
St. Francis Xavier Entrance – Madison Tennant.
Mount St. Vincent – Maxwell Hoar.
Cumberland Health Care Bursaries – Emma Trottier and Anna Ripley.
PRHS Scholarship Society – Emma Trottier, Madison Tennant and Mary Kernohan.