A business administration student was been named one of four
winners from across the country of a $20,000 scholarship toward his university
McAuley Bellows of Irishtown-Summerside was awarded the
L.E.A.D. (Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction) that recognize
outstanding 4-H’ers who have become exceptional leaders through their 4-H
experience, and who share the best of themselves with their community.
“Winning this award means a lot more than just receiving the
money,” said Mr. Bellows, a first-year student, “it is also the recognition I
have received for the hard work and dedication I have put into my high school
career. I started volunteering in Grade 8 and I continued all the way
through while also playing on multiple sports teams.”
Some of his volunteer experiences include: student council,
Breakfast Program and The Premier’s Youth Council and he received the Gold
Award in the Duke of Edinburgh.
“Winning this award also brings recognition to the community
and our 4-H group that has been so supportive of youth on the North Shore.”
In addition to the scholarship, Mr. McAuley will receive an
all-expenses paid trip to attend the 4-H Leadership Awards, ongoing mentorship
from an expert in their field of study and the opportunity to be a 4-H L.E.A.D.