Students selected for Lieutenant Governor’s award

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TRURO – Three local students have been named recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award.

The awards will be presented during a ceremony in Halifax on Wednesday and recipients include Ella Webster of Bible Hill, as well as Truro’s Riley MacEachern and Allison Ellis.

The award recognizes students who demonstrate leadership and commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces, where bullying behaviour is not accepted, and respectful and responsible relationships are promoted. It is the first award created during Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant's tenure.

Sixteen awards are being given out to either individuals or teams, with two recipients in each school board in the province. An advisory committee of representatives from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Nova Scotia School Board Association, Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations and La Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse decided on the recipients.

For more information, visit http://antibullying.novascotia.ca/ns-lieutenant-governors-respectful-citizenship-award

Organizations: Department of Education and Early Childhood, Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Nova Scotia School Board Association Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations

Geographic location: Halifax

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