Johnstone Scholarship Awarded to Dartmouth Student

first_imgA high school student who helps immigrants settle in Nova Scotiaand managed a small business at his school is this year’s winnerof the Dr. P. Anthony (Tony) Johnstone Memorial Fund EntranceScholarship. Ryan Livingston accepted the $6,000 scholarship today, June 25,at the Prince Andrew High School graduation ceremony. The scholarship honours the life and work of the late TonyJohnstone, a long-time educator and human-rights advocate in NovaScotia. Dr. Johnstone devoted his life to promoting multiculturalunderstanding and social equality. The scholarship is the largestuniversity-entrance scholarship awarded by the Nova Scotiagovernment. “This scholarship encourages young people to learn more abouthuman-rights issues in Canada and get involved in continuing thesocial change Dr. Johnstone worked so hard to achieve,” saidEducation Minister Jamie Muir. “Mr. Livingston is an excellentexample for other young Nova Scotians and I’m pleased tocongratulate him on this award.” Mr. Livingston is the 13th winner of the scholarship. A selectioncommittee chooses one recipient annually who demonstratesoutstanding academic achievement and active involvement instudent and community affairs. Mr. Livingston helps immigrants learn English and founded theInternational Student Community Support Group in the HalifaxRegional Municipality. He is currently helping a Korean familyadjust to life in Nova Scotia. He managed a second-hand clothingstore at his school and is the skip for his team at the DartmouthCurling Club. “I think it’s important for people from around the world to cometogether because they learn about themselves while learning abouteach other,” said Mr. Livingston. “I’d like to encourage highschool and university students to get to know internationalstudents and help them adjust to life here because that helps ushave more open minds.” Applicants are required to submit an original essay on positivesolutions to resolve current human-rights issues that confrontCanadians. In his submission, Mr. Livingston suggested theCanadian government should give refugees more opportunity toplead their case for entry into the country. He also believespolice officers should have more training to prevent theexcessive use of force, particularly against visible minorities. Recipients of this award must plan on immediately entering thefirst year of a bachelor’s degree program at any maritimeuniversity. Mr. Livingston will pursue a bachelor of commercedegree with a major in global business management at Saint Mary’sUniversity. Students eligible to apply for next year’s Tony JohnstoneScholarship may obtain applications from their school guidancecounsellors or at ednet.ns.ca early in 2005. The applicationdeadline is March 31, 2005.last_img

first_imgA high school student who helps immigrants settle in Nova Scotiaand managed a small business at his school is this year’s winnerof the Dr. P. Anthony (Tony) Johnstone Memorial Fund EntranceScholarship. Ryan Livingston accepted the $6,000 scholarship today, June 25,at the Prince Andrew High School graduation ceremony. The scholarship honours the life and work of the late TonyJohnstone, a long-time educator and human-rights advocate in NovaScotia. Dr. Johnstone devoted his life to promoting multiculturalunderstanding and social equality. The scholarship is the largestuniversity-entrance scholarship awarded by the Nova Scotiagovernment. “This scholarship encourages young people to learn more abouthuman-rights issues in Canada and get involved in continuing thesocial change Dr. Johnstone worked so hard to achieve,” saidEducation Minister Jamie Muir. “Mr. Livingston is an excellentexample for other young Nova Scotians and I’m pleased tocongratulate him on this award.” Mr. Livingston is the 13th winner of the scholarship. A selectioncommittee chooses one recipient annually who demonstratesoutstanding academic achievement and active involvement instudent and community affairs. Mr. Livingston helps immigrants learn English and founded theInternational Student Community Support Group in the HalifaxRegional Municipality. He is currently helping a Korean familyadjust to life in Nova Scotia. He managed a second-hand clothingstore at his school and is the skip for his team at the DartmouthCurling Club. “I think it’s important for people from around the world to cometogether because they learn about themselves while learning abouteach other,” said Mr. Livingston. “I’d like to encourage highschool and university students to get to know internationalstudents and help them adjust to life here because that helps ushave more open minds.” Applicants are required to submit an original essay on positivesolutions to resolve current human-rights issues that confrontCanadians. In his submission, Mr. Livingston suggested theCanadian government should give refugees more opportunity toplead their case for entry into the country. He also believespolice officers should have more training to prevent theexcessive use of force, particularly against visible minorities. Recipients of this award must plan on immediately entering thefirst year of a bachelor’s degree program at any maritimeuniversity. Mr. Livingston will pursue a bachelor of commercedegree with a major in global business management at Saint Mary’sUniversity. Students eligible to apply for next year’s Tony JohnstoneScholarship may obtain applications from their school guidancecounsellors or at ednet.ns.ca early in 2005. The applicationdeadline is March 31, 2005.last_img

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