SSRCE Students Receive Provincial Volunteer Awards

Congratulations to Lauren Amirault from Liverpool Regional High School, Raya Stewart from Liverpool Regional High School and Maria Kirby-Breen from Forest Heights Community School for being regional recipients of the 45th Provincial Volunteer Awards. Lauren and Raya received Regional Awards and Maria was the recipient of the Youth Award. You do your schools and region proud by all the work each of you do giving back to your communities; well done!

Lauren Amirault
Region of Queens Municipality
As a volunteer, Lauren shares her considerable talents in sport and charitable deeds for her community. She has volunteered with Queens County Blades Skating Club as a program assistant and coach. She is an active volunteer at her school, Liverpool Regional High School, with the Scholarship Auction Committee, Key Club, and was selected as the Nova Scotia International Student Program Student Ambassador. Lauren was also one of 24 students in Nova Scotia to attend the Campeche International Leadership Camp in Campeche, Mexico to raise $30,000 for their community.

Raya Stewart
Region of Queens Municipality
Raya is a student and athlete committed to giving back to her community. As a youth leader, she volunteers with Queens Minor Hockey Association’s development program. This past summer, Raya took part in a ‘Leaders in Training’ program, where she volunteered at numerous community events coordinated by the Municipal Recreation Department. She is also a member of Respect, Empathy and Positivity at Liverpool Regional High School, promoting activities for students. She rounds out her volunteer commitments by helping with local Canada Day festivities, as well as the Run Our Shore running event.

Maria Kirby-Breen
Maria’s volunteer activities started at an early age – in Grade 6, she raised over $600 for the Chester Food Bank, through plant sales and bottle collections. She also started volunteering at the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation. In Grade 7, she was on the organizing committee for a volleyball tournament that raised more than $3,000 for Wadeng Wings of Hope. Now at just 17 years old, her love of people, wildlife and the environment are demonstrated through her active and diverse volunteer engagements.