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Mikayla Tuck of Indian River High received several awards related to leadership and contributions to the school and community.
Mikayla Tuck of Indian River High received several awards related to leadership and contributions to the school and community. - Cory Hurley

More than academics

SPRINGDALE, N.L. — Although an honour student, Mikayla Tuck went through Indian River High believing there is much more to school than academics.

At the year-end special achievement awards ceremony Thursday, June 28 the graduating student was recognized several times for her leadership and contributions to the school community and beyond.

Tuck received the Springdale Citizenship Award, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) Safe and Caring Schools Graduating Award, the Lloyd Melindy Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Student Leadership Class Representative, the Springdale Lions Club Edward Clarke Memorial Award, and the Scotiabank Leadership Award.

She says her life has been about being involved and giving back to the school and community.

“It is something I am passionate about,” she said. “I think it helps me grow as a person. That is basically what I want to do, help younger kids grow as a person.

“I think that is very important for a kid to be able to recognize they have the abilities to be able to be the best person they can possibly be. I try to be a leader in my school and a leader in my community, and help those younger kids recognize they can do great stuff.”

That mentality of helping make the world a better place is now becoming a life-long mission. Tuck has enrolled at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, where she will be taking courses to help her one day achieve her nursing degree.

The graduating student says she adopted that lifestyle as she recognized the contributions of the students before her at Indian River High.

“They set a great example for me and helped me realize that I can accomplish great things and be the best person I can be,” she said. “I took it upon myself to do the same things.”

To be recognized with so many awards, Tuck was humbled, recognizing though that a lot of hard work through her years at the school paid off.

“I don’t do all this stuff for the recognition or the awards,” she said. “I do it for myself and I do it for the people that I love around me. It is great to be recognized, but I believe everybody should have a chance to be recognized for their hard work. It was really great though, a nice feeling.”

As an athlete and active extracurricular student, Tuck has had many opportunities to travel the province and witness different school environments. She believes Indian River High is the best at providing opportunities to its students.

Indian River High awards recipients

SPRINGDALE, N.L. — Almost $19,000 in awards and scholarships was handed out by the school and community at Indian River High’s year-end special achievement awards ceremony.

Including university entrance scholarships, students walked away with almost $80,000 in awards this year.

Indian River High handed out a number of memorial awards at its year-end ceremony June 28. They included, from left, (front) Mikayla Tuck, the Springdale Lions Club Edward Clarke Memorial Award and The Lloyd Melindy Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Leadership Class Representative; and Emma Loder, the Nancy Saunders Memorial Award and the Rev. George Gard Memorial Scholarship; (back) Abigail Rowsell, the Ron Joy Award and The Truman Noel Memorial Scholarship; Anna Brooks, the Clinton Bennett Humanitarian Award and the Jessie Young Award for Junior; and Mandy McCarthy, Gloria Saunders Memorial Award and the Merv Foster Humanitarian Award.
Indian River High handed out a number of memorial awards at its year-end ceremony June 28. They included, from left, (front) Mikayla Tuck, the Springdale Lions Club Edward Clarke Memorial Award and The Lloyd Melindy Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Leadership Class Representative; and Emma Loder, the Nancy Saunders Memorial Award and the Rev. George Gard Memorial Scholarship; (back) Abigail Rowsell, the Ron Joy Award and The Truman Noel Memorial Scholarship; Anna Brooks, the Clinton Bennett Humanitarian Award and the Jessie Young Award for Junior; and Mandy McCarthy, Gloria Saunders Memorial Award and the Merv Foster Humanitarian Award.

Community Awards:

Dylan Boyde and Keisha Taylor, animal respect award

Megan Paddock, Ernest Paddock Memorial Award for Level 2 community service

Emma Loder and Jessica Jacobs, Springdale Community Development Cooperative Scholarship

Jessica Jacobs, Bank of Montreal Leadership

Mikayla Tuck, Scotiabank Leadership

Lily Anne Jacobs, Salvation Army Thrift Store Award for Community Involvement

Julie Coombs, Kinsmen Award for Civic Improvement

Megan Paddock, Award for Social Responsibility

Claudia Lilly, ICECAP scholarship.

School Awards:

Neighbouring Communities Student Contribution:

Joshua Northcotte, South Brook

Justin Young, Beachside

Mandy McCarthy, Sheppardville

Jade Armstrong, Little Bay/St. Patrick’s.

Maxwell Locke, Hewlett Award for Personal Achievement

Rachel Folkes (Intermediate) and Dredan Carroll (senior), self-improvement in writing

Maria Lawlor, Josten’s Valedictorian Award

Chloe Wells, student inclusion

Ethan Burton, NFSALES.COM Award for Industry

Lucas Ogden, Abigail Rowsell and Zachary Sheppard, teacher awards.

The annual Chappel Scholarships were awarded at Indian River High Thursday. From left, Denika Saunders (teacher) presented the awards to Julian Hanrahan-Domalain, the Mae Grant Chappel Scholarship; Joshua Northcotte, the Nellie Weir Grant Scholarship; and Dylan Thomas, the Myrtle Grant Scholarship; along with principal Brian Hancock.
The annual Chappel Scholarships were awarded at Indian River High Thursday. From left, Denika Saunders (teacher) presented the awards to Julian Hanrahan-Domalain, the Mae Grant Chappel Scholarship; Joshua Northcotte, the Nellie Weir Grant Scholarship; and Dylan Thomas, the Myrtle Grant Scholarship; along with principal Brian Hancock.

Memorial Awards:

Abigail Rowsell, the Ron Joy Award and Truman Noel Memorial Award

Mandy McCarthy, Gloria Saunders Memorial Award and Merv Foster Humanitarian Award

Mikayla Tuck, Springdale Lions Edward Clarke Memorial Award and the Lloyd Melindy Memorial Award

Anna Brooks, Clinton Bennett Humanitarian Award

Alexis Oxford, Rodney Clarke Memorial Award

Anna Brooks (junior) and Maria Lawlor (senior), Jessie Young Award

Ann Oxford (junior) and Jessica Jacobs (senior) Harvey Grant Memorial Award

Emma Loder, Rev. George Gard Memorial Scholarship and Nancy Saunders Memorial Award

Ann Oxford, Bill Curran Memorial Intermediate Science Award

External Awards:

Julie Coombs, high school volunteer award

Joshua Northcotte, South Brook Citizenship

Mikayla Tuck, Springdale Citizenship

Lucas Mercer, Way of Life Award

Maria Lawlor, Claudia Lilly and Mikayla Tuck, school district Safe and Caring Schools Graduating Student Awards

Chappel Scholarships:

Julian Hanrahan-Domalain, Mae Grant valued at $4,000

Joshua Northcotte, Nellie Weir Grant valued at $4,000

Dylan Thomas, Myrtle Grant valued at $1,000.

The Holly Goudie Memorial Student Athlete Awards were presented at Indian River High June 28. From left, Sherry Goudie (Holly’s mother) presented awards to the winners, Christian Morgan (senior male), Cassie Hewlett (junior female), Connor Bowers (junior male), and Megan Paddock (senior female), along with Kurt Goudie (Holly’s father).
The Holly Goudie Memorial Student Athlete Awards were presented at Indian River High June 28. From left, Sherry Goudie (Holly’s mother) presented awards to the winners, Christian Morgan (senior male), Cassie Hewlett (junior female), Connor Bowers (junior male), and Megan Paddock (senior female), along with Kurt Goudie (Holly’s father).

Fine Arts Awards:

Jared Osbourne, exceptional improvement

Jesse James, skill and industry

Megan Paddock, Level 1 visual arts

Alicia Thomas, Level 2 visual arts.

Mitchell Downton won the skilled trades award.

Music Awards:

The musician of the year awards:

Bethany Bowers, Grade 7

Katie Pelley, Grade 8

Rebecca Northcotte, Grade 9

Caitlynn Oldford, senior.

Most improved musician awards:

Nicholas Bennett, Grade 7

Joshua Shears, Grade 8

Thomas Wellman-Boyde, Grade 9

Jonah Rowsell, overall.

Left, Ann Oxford, junior, and Jessica Jacobs, senior, were this year’s recipients of the Harvey Grant Memorial Award at Indian River High.
Left, Ann Oxford, junior, and Jessica Jacobs, senior, were this year’s recipients of the Harvey Grant Memorial Award at Indian River High.

The Abbott/Cook Music Award:

Anna Brooks, junior

Christian Morgan, senior.

Emma Loder, The Marie Marjorie England Music Award

Church Awards:

Emma Loder, Rev. Patricia Melindy Memorial Award

Christian Morgan, Springdale Pentecostal

Jessica Jacobs, Salvation Army

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