Six Students Receive Commissionaires Educational Awards

September 5, 2017

$100,000 Awarded Since 2002

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the CNS Board of Governors’ Educational Awards. The recipients are the children or grandchildren of active commissionaires who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular and community achievements. Each winner receives $1,500 toward their post-secondary education.

The Selection Committee reviewed a considerable number of applications, and had the difficult task of choosing only six recipients:

Piper Attwood – 1st year at Mount St. Vincent University, Bachelor of Arts (Child Studies)
Sponsor:  Lloyd Hart (grandfather), CNS HQ staff

Katie Billard – 3rd year at St. Mary’s University, Bachelor of Arts (Int’l Development Studies)
Sponsor: Yves Letourneau (grandfather), Public Works

Jazmen Downey – 1st year at Mount Allison University, Bachelor of Arts
 – Sponsor:  Leanne Downey (mother), DND Military Police

Miranda King – 1st year at Mount Allison University, Bachelor of Music
Sponsor: Sanchez King (father), CNS HQ staff

Taylor Smith – 1st year at St. Thomas University, Bachelor of Arts (Criminology)
Sponsor:  Wade Smith (father), Springhill Institution

Paget Houston – 1st year at Queen’s University, Bachelor of Commerce
Sponsor: Lloyd Houston (grandfather), Johnston Building

The Board of Governors’ Educational Awards program was implemented in 2002, and is open to the spouses, children and grandchildren of serving commissionaires. Since its inception, the fund has distributed over $100,000 to a wonderful array of young people. 

Congratulations to this year’s recipients and best wishes for a successful year of post-secondary studies!

Feature Photo L-R: CNS CEO Bruce Belliveau, Piper Attwood, Shelly Billard (mother of Katie Billard), Jazmen Downey, Barb Ferguson (mother of Miranda King), and CNS Board Governor LCol John Miller.

L-R: CNS CEO Bruce Belliveau, Taylor Smith

L-R: CNS CEO Bruce Belliveau, Paget Houston, and Commissionaire Lloyd Houston (grandfather)