Four Scholarships for Excellence in Creative Arts Awarded to Grade 12 Students

Young creative minds from across Nova Scotia gathered today, June 13, to showcase their talents at the Minister’s Awards for Creative Excellence in the Arts.

“Music has always been a passion of mine since I was very young,” said Hayley Macgregor, recipient of the Charlie A’Court Scholarship for Excellence in Music. “I am grateful to receive one of the minister’s awards and am very excited to have the opportunity to perform at the celebration ceremony.”

Ms. Macgregor is a student from North Nova Education Centre in New Glasgow. The scholarship is valued at $500 and includes a mentorship opportunity with the musician.

The event, at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, featured Grade 12 students planning to pursue post-secondary studies in the creative arts. The awards included four scholarships for excellence in visual arts, performing arts, digital multimedia and music.

The province partnered with gallery and Mr. A’Court to present the awards.
The other recipients are:
— Elise Pecotic, Citadel High School, Halifax, $1,000 – Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Award for Excellence in Visual Arts
— Breton Hickey, Glace Bay High School, $1,000 – Award for Excellence in Performing Arts
— Seanna Bailey, Hants East Rural High School, Milford Station, Hants Co., $1,000 – Award for Excellence in Digital Multimedia

Eight applicants were also chosen to receive $100 prizes.

“I would like to congratulate all the participants in today’s event,” said Zach Churchill Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “I am impressed with the amount of skill and creativity I have seen here today. I wish you all the best as you move on to post-secondary education.”

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