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  • anne
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Katie, Katie, Katie...CONGRATULATIONS!
    I dont even know you, but your story has SO MADE MY DAY!!
    You are obviously a well rounded intelligent and enthusiastic member of your generation - Kudos to mom and dad too for their parenting and support!
    As ambitious as you already seem, this award will open up more opportunities for you and your future, and no doubt a lot of others will benefit from your contributions to the world (yes, i say world, because i suspect this is not the last time we will hear your name in relation to great things!)

    Again, congrats to you and your family and mentors for achieving such an enormously positive result

    I know I sound like i'm gushing, but my heart is so proud of you that i am almost crying - GOOD LUCK IN YOUR FUTURE!!:)

  • wavy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Now THAT'S the type of news we could always use more of. This story reminds me of the 80's hit My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades .
    Congratulations Katie; that is an awesome story and very impressive resume for anyone, let alone an 18 year old young lady from Forteau, Lab. You've obviously worked very hard and didn't let obstacles, geographic or otherwise, stand in your way. I will make sure my 9 & 11 year old daughters read your story- you are inspirational.
    Congrats again and you go girl!

  • George
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Congratulations! I met this young lady when she was billeted at my house during a church conference. Very bright, very sincere and an all round wonderful young person. Certainly deserving of this scholarship. I know she will do good things in the years to come. As someone said, a good news story that we could use many more of.

  • Gerald
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    While I congratulate Katie, I wonder who and how the voting committee comes to decisions during the process. From experience and my understanding, many kids are left of the final interviewing stage or declined scholarships due to the background of their parents; especially when their parents are wealthy or well-off. I think scholarships should be awarded to kids on merit and their actions, much like Katie here. I've heard stories from many high school students who have similar traits as Katie's but declined the chance because their parents are the president of this, or Manager of that, etc. But Good Job Katie! All the best in the future.

  • Denise
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Congratulations Katie.....It has been an overwhelming experience for Cody and I hope for you also. You and Cody have made not just your families very proud but your entire Province. It is always nice to see the youth of Newfoundland & Labrador get the recognition they deserve.....best of luck Katie ..you have made a difference...be proud. Denise Dunne

  • Pat
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    Congratulations Katie on your scholarship. Where do you get the time to do all the things you have been doing and also maintain a 90+ average, which by the way, is very impressive? Your future looks very bright and I am sure you will accomplish many things. It is amazing and very gratifying to see someone from a small community have such success.

    I wish you all the best and continue your good work. Some day you will be a national leader I am sure.

    Good luck, good health and God bless you.

  • mary
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    CONGRATULATIONS Katie!!! You along with your family must be very proud and rightly so. I believe that our background and circumstances may influence who we are BUT we are responsible for who we become. Keep up the good work, you are so deserving of your accomplishments. God Bless and good luck!

  • Scott
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    Congrats on your scholarship. Good to see one of the many very intelligent students from back HOME finally get recognized for such a reward. Good luck with everything now and in the future back on THE BIG LAND !!

  • anne
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Katie, Katie, Katie...CONGRATULATIONS!
    I dont even know you, but your story has SO MADE MY DAY!!
    You are obviously a well rounded intelligent and enthusiastic member of your generation - Kudos to mom and dad too for their parenting and support!
    As ambitious as you already seem, this award will open up more opportunities for you and your future, and no doubt a lot of others will benefit from your contributions to the world (yes, i say world, because i suspect this is not the last time we will hear your name in relation to great things!)

    Again, congrats to you and your family and mentors for achieving such an enormously positive result

    I know I sound like i'm gushing, but my heart is so proud of you that i am almost crying - GOOD LUCK IN YOUR FUTURE!!:)

  • wavy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Now THAT'S the type of news we could always use more of. This story reminds me of the 80's hit My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades .
    Congratulations Katie; that is an awesome story and very impressive resume for anyone, let alone an 18 year old young lady from Forteau, Lab. You've obviously worked very hard and didn't let obstacles, geographic or otherwise, stand in your way. I will make sure my 9 & 11 year old daughters read your story- you are inspirational.
    Congrats again and you go girl!

  • George
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    Congratulations! I met this young lady when she was billeted at my house during a church conference. Very bright, very sincere and an all round wonderful young person. Certainly deserving of this scholarship. I know she will do good things in the years to come. As someone said, a good news story that we could use many more of.

  • Gerald
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    While I congratulate Katie, I wonder who and how the voting committee comes to decisions during the process. From experience and my understanding, many kids are left of the final interviewing stage or declined scholarships due to the background of their parents; especially when their parents are wealthy or well-off. I think scholarships should be awarded to kids on merit and their actions, much like Katie here. I've heard stories from many high school students who have similar traits as Katie's but declined the chance because their parents are the president of this, or Manager of that, etc. But Good Job Katie! All the best in the future.

  • Denise
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    Congratulations Katie.....It has been an overwhelming experience for Cody and I hope for you also. You and Cody have made not just your families very proud but your entire Province. It is always nice to see the youth of Newfoundland & Labrador get the recognition they deserve.....best of luck Katie ..you have made a difference...be proud. Denise Dunne

  • Pat
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    Congratulations Katie on your scholarship. Where do you get the time to do all the things you have been doing and also maintain a 90+ average, which by the way, is very impressive? Your future looks very bright and I am sure you will accomplish many things. It is amazing and very gratifying to see someone from a small community have such success.

    I wish you all the best and continue your good work. Some day you will be a national leader I am sure.

    Good luck, good health and God bless you.

  • mary
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    CONGRATULATIONS Katie!!! You along with your family must be very proud and rightly so. I believe that our background and circumstances may influence who we are BUT we are responsible for who we become. Keep up the good work, you are so deserving of your accomplishments. God Bless and good luck!

  • Scott
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    Congrats on your scholarship. Good to see one of the many very intelligent students from back HOME finally get recognized for such a reward. Good luck with everything now and in the future back on THE BIG LAND !!