Gaudet, Brooks lead graduates at St. Mary’s Bay Academy

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<p>St Mary’s Bay Academy graduating class of 2014 poses for a group photo one last time.</p>

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<p>Honors with distinction graduate Josee Gaudet receives the Governor-General’s Medal from school board superintendent Lisa Doucet.</p>

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<p>Honors with distinction graduate Kathryn Brooks receives the Queen Elizabeth II Medal from school board superintendent Lisa Doucet.</p>

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<p>Graduates Valerie Barr, left, Joel Amero, Kathryn Brooks, Kayla Albright Deveau and Francine Aucoin are ready for the graduation ceremony to begin.</p>

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<p>Luc Comeau is excited to be graduating.</p>

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<p>Rachel Johns, Micheala Raymond and Micaella Sabine snap up a memory of their special night.</p>

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<p>Colton Doucet, left, Luc Comeau, Shayne Clements and Jeremy Carr crowd in for a photo while waiting in line for the graduation processional.</p>

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<p>Friends and classmates set for graduation.</p>

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<p>The final trio of graduates to walk to the stage for graduation are Laurel Wagner, left, Taylor Wheatley and Amber Thibault.</p>

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<p>Kristen Sabean receives her high school diploma from principal Janece McNutt.</p>

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<p>Honors with distinction graduate Laurel Wagner is all smiles as she receives her diploma.</p>

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<p>Micaella Sabine proudly shows off her high school diploma.</p>

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<p>Charlie and Victoria Brooks, parents of valedictorian Kathryn Brooks, listen proudly during their daughter’s speech.</p>

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<p>Valedictorian Kathryn Brooks reminisces about the graduates’ good times at SMBA.</p>

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<p>Shayne Clements receives the male athlete of the year award from Judy Cromwell.</p>

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<p>Abbie Hubbard receives the female athlete of the year award from Tonia Cromwell.</p>

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<p>Tristan Comeau receives the award for the highest achievement in Calculus 12 from Mary Carr.</p>

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<p>It’s a thumb up for Cloe Comeau, left, and Luc Comeau who are now SMBA high school graduates.</p>

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<p>SMBA graduates Quinton Mullen, left, and Kyle Raymond pause for a photo during the recessional.</p>

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<p>SMBA graduates Valerie Barr, Taylor Wheatley, Abbie Hubbard and Tristan Comeau wait at the back of the gym for their graduation movie to begin.</p>

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By Karla Kelly 
FOR THE DIGBY COURIER
NovaNewsNow.com

Thirty-seven students received high school diplomas Thursday at St. Mary’s Bay Academy, with six achieving the red chord indicating honors with distinction and six earning the gold chord for honors.

Leading the class of 2014 was honors with distinction graduate Josee Gaudet who received the Governor-General’s Medal for highest academic standing in all grade 11 and 12 courses taken.

Gaudet won awards for Sociology 12, English 12 academic, Biology 12 and Psychology 12.

Gaudet and fellow grad Andre Michaud were recipients of the $500 La Caisse Populaire de Clare bursaries. Gaudet was awarded the $3,000 Nova Scotia Community College entrance scholarship.

Kathryn Brooks, another honors with distinction graduate and class valedictorian, was the Queen Elizabeth II Medal recipient for superior achievement in school studies in all three years of high school and for having achieved an outstanding record in all aspects of a school and community involvement.

Brooks won the Donald and Paula Westby Centennial Award for making the most significant contribution to student affairs, and awards in Health and Human Services 12 and Food Science 12, as well as the Tri-County Regional School Board Community Award and the University of Toronto Book Award.

Brooks was awarded the $500 Lions Club of Weymouth scholarship, the $499 School Advisory Council bursary, the $250 SMBA Student Council bursary and a total of $4,600 in scholarships and awards from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

Red chord recipient Alicia Landriault won awards for highest achievement in Law 12 and Global Politics 12. Landriault was awarded the $100 Community bursary, the $300 Saulnierville Pharmachoice bursary and was a co-recipient, along with graduate Luc Comeau, of the $300 Royal Canadian Legion Clare Branch bursary. She also received a total of $6,700 in scholarships from St. Mary’s University.

Red chord recipient Micaella Sabine was awarded the $400 Ruth Goodwin bursary and the $100 Meteghan Lioness Club bursary. Sabine was awarded a $3,500 entrance scholarship to Saint Francis Xavier University.

Red chord recipient Laurel Wagner had the highest marks for Advanced Global Geography 12 and was awarded the $250 Weymouth Drugstore bursary and the $500 Digby General Hospital Auxiliary bursary. Wagner was awarded a $3,500 entrance scholarship to Saint Francis Xavier University.

Graduate Katie Snow received the Tuscan Lodge Citizenship Award and the $500 Bowman Melanson Service Award. Snow was awarded a total of $5,500 in scholarships and bursaries from Mount Allison University.

 Gold chord recipient Rachel Johns received a $750 entrance scholarship to Dalhousie University.

Valerie Bar was awarded the $1,500 Atlantic Building Supplies bursary and the $250 Digby/Clare Community Business Development Center bursary.

Gold chord recipient Tristan Comeau received awards for highest achievement in Pre Cal 12, Calculus 12 and Physics 12. Comeau was awarded the $1,000 Weymouth Royal Bank bursary and the $100 Clare-Dodge-Crysler bursary.

Gold chord recipients Abbie Hubbard and Taylor Wheatley were awarded $1000 Nova Scotia Freemasons Scholarships-Tuscan lodge #111 Weymouth.

Felicia Gaudett was awarded the red chord and fellow graduates Mathew Morin and Kyle Raymond received the gold chord.

Abbie Hubbard and Shayne Clements were names athletes of the year.