Queens students receive Lieutenant Governor’s education medals

Published on May 23, 2014

On Thursday, May 22, the Brigadier-General J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, visited Bridgewater Junior Senior High School to present the Lieutenant Governor’s Education Medals.

In Queens County, Lori Anthony, Jacob Mooers and Lukas von Wahl were awarded the medal.

 “As a Board, our responsibility is to provide the tools and learning environment that enables students to succeed and excel,” said Board Chair, Jennifer Naugler.

“I congratulate all of these students on their dedication to their education and contributions to their school and community. It is a unique opportunity for Grade 11 students to be recognized at this level,” said Superintendent of Schools, Geoff Cainen.

These medals are presented to one boy and one girl from Grade 11 in each school who have demonstrated leadership and service in their school and community while maintaining their academic standing. Students are nominated by their school.

These are the profiles of the students:

Lori is a first class honours students, with an academic average of over 95 per cent. She is the treasurer for student council, the grade level representative on the KEY Club, a member of the yearbook committee, regional representative for the Nova Scotia Secondary School Student Association, and one of only two students representing Nova Scotia on the Youth Advisory Committee for the Society of Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada.

Lori also is a member of the Youth Advisory Committee for the Teen Access Zone, a member of the Scholarship Auction Committee and the Privateer Days Youth Committee.

Jacob is also a first class honours student. He is involved with Teens Against Drunk Driving, a member of the Youth Advisory Committee for the Teen Access Zone, a member of the KEY Club, Student Council, Junior Achievement, Yearbook Committee and Scholarship Auction Committee. Hi is also LRHS's ambassador for international students.

Lukas von Wahl constantly strives to challenge himself with difficult academic courses. He is a member of the student council in North Queens, a frequent volunteer in his community and his church, active in youth leadership having attended many conferences of the Nova Scotia Secondary Schools Students' Association and the Canadian Student Leadership Conference, as well as the "Dare to Stand Out" conference in Ottawa.