A Grade 12 student promoting social justice, a Grade 4 student who helps raise funds for cancer research, and a Grade 8 student who shares her traditions and values are among this year’s winners of Nova Scotia’s Power of Positive Change Awards.

Education Minister Ramona Jennex and ministerial assistant for Youth Mat Whynott honoured 10 Nova Scotia students, from Grade 1 to Grade 12, at a ceremony at Province House today, June 6.

“So many young Nova Scotians are having such a positive impact on the world around them, and this year’s nominations are all very strong,” said Ms. Jennex. “It is always an inspiration and a privilege to have this opportunity to recognize the amazing work our students are doing in their communities.”

The Power of Positive Change Awards recognize public school students who demonstrate leadership organizing a school or community activity or show exemplary behaviour promoting positive attitudes.

The recipients for the 2012 awards were selected from about 90 nominations. The recipients will receive a certificate of recognition and a $2,000 bursary toward post-secondary education or training.

“These kids show incredible compassion, creativity and leadership in the ways they raise awareness and promote social change,” said Mr. Whynott. “Our future is in good hands with young leaders like these, and they deserve the recognition.”

Cayden Denny, Grade 12, Allison Bernard Memorial High School, E ...

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