Vol. 12 No. 8 (April 18 2019)
Eighteen-year-old Nathan Corrigan of Trepassey is not stopping. He has been an honours student all throughout his school years. He has been heavily involved in every aspect of Stella Maris School life including sports, celebrations, as well as Lions Club speak-outs, Peace Poster contests, and the Foster Families contest, all of which saw him emerge as winner. He has also been involved with the Regional Math Competition.
Corrigan has also been president of the student council this past couple years as well as serving as the student representative on the school council. His involvement in school activities such as the Breakfast Program, Remembrance Day services, recycling, and as a tutor to other students is remarkable given his academic studies.
He has accomplished quite a lot since his junior years, receiving many school achievement awards such as Student of the Year, Student of the Month, etcetera. In 2016, he was awarded the Johnson’s Horizon Program Scholarship Award for his leadership and contributions to Junior High. This was valued at $1,200. In 2017 he was accepted into the SHAD University of Calgary program.
This past February, Corrigan attended his second NL Youth Parliament at the House of Assembly in St. John’s. He spent four days debating in the HOA. He was very pleased to meet and converse with MHA’s, and like-minded students ages 16-24. During this time, he was elected to the Board of Directors for the upcoming 2020 session and was charmed to be chosen the Minister of Transportation and Works during the present session where he presented his own resolution.
Corrigan received a scholarship in November of 2018 to attend the Change the World Model United Nations (CWMUN) conference in New York. He stayed in the heart of Manhattan and attended several events at the United Nations Headquarters. The International meeting, which was attended by students from all over the world, saw debate on major issues such as global warming and climate change, peace and security, human rights, and world hunger and poverty.
Corrigan will graduate this year from Level III and in the fall of 2019 he will be attending the University of Ottawa where he has been accepted into the program of Bachelor of Commerce (International Business Management and French Immersion).
Given his outstanding report, he was awarded an Admission Scholarship of $3,000 by keeping an 80 per cent or above average with a final admission. He was also awarded the French Studies Bursary of $1,000. The bursary is conditionally renewable for three years.
We at Stella Maris and the community of Trepassey are very proud of this young man and we wish him all the best for much success in his future endeavours. Congratulations on all your accomplishments Nathan Corrigan.