Cameron Rice is a Grade 12 student at New World Island Academy who was selected as a recipient of the TD Canada Trust scholarship, valued at $70,000. In providing him this scholarship opportunity, TD has noted the following on their website; ‘... hoping to re-invigorate community togetherness in an isolated fishing port, Cameron joined the Coming Home Year festival committee and organized a dory race that attracted more than 400 people. He decided to make the Herring Neck Dory Festival an annual event and gained the support of provincial politicians and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. Cameron served as co-president of the Student Council, hosted an annual community Christmas supper to share the holiday spirit and organized a benefit concert for the Canadian Cancer Society. He plans to study commerce at Memorial University (2017).’
Everyone at the District and at New World Island Academy is very proud of Cameron and wish him all the best in September.