LG Education Award Recipients

Outstanding Grade 11 students were recognized at the Lieutenant Governor’s Education Medal Ceremony on Thursday, June 8, 2023. Award recipients demonstrate achievement in three areas: academic performance, leadership qualities, and service.

Congratulations to the 2023 SSRCE  Lieutenant Governor Medal Recipients:

Forest Heights Community School

Ayden Allan

Ayden is personable, polite, respectful, and inclusive. He is a leader in the classroom and on the basketball court. He always makes a point of playing with students in recreational activities who may not be the most skilled players. Ayden is a mentor for younger students on the basketball team and in our school community, setting a positive example, always willing to help and well-respected by students. He is bright and academic, ranking among the top of his class.

EmmaRae Connors

EmmaRae is a helper and a leader. She is a kind soul who thinks of others’ feelings and people’s general well-being, particularly those who have traditionally been marginalized, advocating for social justice. In our school, she is a member of the Students’ Council and Dance Committee, and she is one of the school’s NSISP Ambassadors. She is friendly and creative and a conscientious student ranking among the top of her class.

Liverpool Regional High School

Allison Robinson

Allison Robinson is the Vice President of the LRHS KEY Club and is an Ambassador for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. She is a member of the school badminton team and softball team. Allison is an active skater with the Queens County Figure Skating Club and takes pride in volunteering with youth in the Learn to Skate Program. She also has achieved her bronze level in the Duke of Edinburgh program. Her school and community involvement are a positive part of her life. Allison maintains an 85% and above average.

Ruthie Hartlen

Ruthie values staying true to herself and has a wide range of experiences that demonstrate her dedication to the arts and community involvement. From playing music at various events to community window painting, she enjoys sharing her creative spirit for which she proudly received the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for her volunteer work. Ruthie has taken on various leadership roles such as serving on the LRHS SRC and SAC, Prom Committee and advocating for student life beyond sports. She maintains an 87% and above average. She hopes to pursue a career in psychology with a focus on healing and the arts.

New Germany Rural High School 

Parker Richards

Parker is the Vice President of the NGRHS Student Council and is a member of the Bridgewater Barracudas Swim Team. He also coaches swim lessons for youth at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre and has attained the following certifications: Leadership Courses Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Water Safety Instructor Course, Member of National Lifeguard Society, Standard First Aid and CPR instructor.

Parker also was a leader for AWANA Youth Group with the Open Bible Church and is a Nova Scotia International Student Program Ambassador this year. Parker won the top Science and History Academic honors in his Grade 10 year.

Reagan Lipsett

Reagan Lipsett is a member of the Bridgewater Barracudas swim team, South Shore Surf Basketball Team, as well as the New Germany Rural High School Senior basketball team.

Reagan works at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre as a lifeguard and swim coach. She has attained the following certifications: First Aid, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Water safety Instructor Course, Member of National Lifeguard Society.

Reagan enjoys playing piano and has played in Long-Term Care facilities for seniors.

She sits on the Dance Committee and is a Nova Scotia International Student Program Ambassador.

North Queens Community School

Hannah Reinhart-Smith

Hannah is a hardworking student who is passionate about being active and making art. She has worked on Mi’kmaq school art projects – a large mural for Wildcat Community located in Queens County, and a sign for a school trail. Hannah was also selected to be the Sacred Fire Keeper during a cultural gathering for teachers. Hannah is an active member of Student Council and has won the Spartan School Spirit award two years running. She participates in Leaders on the Move, Youth-Try-It, running, biking, swimming, weightlifting, volleyball, triathlons, and North Queens Search and Rescue roadside clean-ups. As a lifeguard and swim instructor at her local pool, she is helping the younger generation be active too.

Munroe Lewis-Payzant

Munroe is a cheerful, outgoing student and a thriving athlete. She is a vital member of her school’s volleyball team where she has been team captain for the last 3 years. Munroe has earned MVP in both basketball and volleyball, along with Female Athlete of the Year in 2022.

Munroe also excels academically, receiving honours with distinction and the DEAR Award three years running for her Determination, Excellence, Achievement and Respect. In 2022 she played on a Basketball Nova Scotia team that went on to win provincial championships and has volunteered to help with cleaning up her community and serving breakfast to the volunteer fire department. She continues to try new activities and push herself to new heights.

Park View Education Centre 

Renee Patrick

Renee is an IB Diploma Student, Executive member of Students’ Council, regular volunteer for the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival and a member of the Young Liberals. Renee was instrumental in the planning of a recent Sexual Assault Awareness Day at her school. She also participates in several school sports and has been involved in school band and community theatre.

Adam Sneddon

Adam is an accomplished soccer player at the provincial level, representing Nova Scotia at the Canada Games in 2021-2022. In addition to playing, he has also been a Captain of several teams and is hoping to start coaching in the upcoming season. He is also a Nova Scotia International Student Program Ambassador. Adam is a successful and conscientious student who is following the French Immersion program.