École Sainte-Anne student awarded Lester B. Pearson Scholarship (09/05/28)

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May 28, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Maia Courtenay was congratulated by Education Minister Kelly Lamrock today as this year's New Brunswick recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship.

"It is wonderful to feel all the energy of our New Brunswick youth," said Lamrock. "Recognizing young people who have this enthusiasm for aquiring knowledge and for making a contribution to their community is in line with the commitments of the education plan, When kids come first, which is designed to awaken a passion for learning and becoming active citizens."

This scholarship, valued at $30,000 a year, will enable Courtenay to pursue a two-year international baccalaureate at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in British Columbia beginning in September.

Courtenay, a Grade 11 student at École Sainte-Anne in Fredericton, was chosen from all the anglophone and francophone finalists in the province.

The Lester B. Pearson Scholarship has been awarded every year since 1974 to a New Brunswick student whose academic performance and involvement in the community are exceptional.


MEDIA CONTACT: Johanne Le Blanc, communications, Department of Education, 506-453-3085.