A shy young girl from Whiteway with a bright mind and a bright future reluctantly stole the show during the annual awards night at Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Jenna Paul was presented with an abundance of awards and scholarships during the ceremony, which celebrated the roughly 90 members of the school's 2011-12 graduating class.
Jenna is the 18-year-old daughter of Andre and Kathleen Paul of Whiteway, and is now a first-year student at Memorial University, where she is studying biology and has ambitions of becoming a medical doctor.
She was repeatedly called to the stage during the two-and-a-half-hour ceremony to collect a seemingly endless number of awards and scholarships, all reflecting her outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements during her time at Crescent.
Jenna's average was the highest of all graduating students, and earned her the Governor General's Academic Medal, considered by many as the most prestigious award that students in Canadian schools can receive.
What's more, she has earned roughly $15,000 and scholarships.
Editor's note: for full story and more photos, pick up a copy of the Dec. 24, 2012 print edition of The Compass. The Compass will also present coverage of similar events at other high schools in the area in upcoming editions.