There are few things in the world more powerful than a kind word or a good deed.
To honour youth who are committed to making a positive contribution to their schools and communities nominations are being accepted for the new Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award.
The award will recognize students from Primary to Grade 12 who are going the extra mile to demonstrate leadership and create welcoming, safe and inclusive spaces in schools and communities, through personal projects and activities.
“Lieutenant Governor’s awards are created to recognize the outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions of Nova Scotians to their communities,” said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. “I am very proud that the first award created under my tenure will honour young people for their courageous efforts to build a more caring and inclusive society for everyone.”
Up to 16 awards will be given annually, two in each of the eight school boards in Nova Scotia. An additional two awards will be presented if the recipient should be chosen from a private or home school system.
Nominations must include a description of their role in the project or activity and how it supports the promotion of a safe and inclusive community, and be accompanied by two references.
The award was announced in August at the province’s first Speak Up! anti-bullying conference. Lt.-Gov. Grant will present the award to recipients at a ceremony at Government House on national anti-bullying day, Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Nomination forms have been sent to schools and can be found at http://antibullying.novascotia.ca . The deadline for Nominations is Friday, Dec. 20.