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Conception Bay, Placentia area students selected for summer enrichment program at Canadian universities

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WATERLOO, ONT. — Five students from the Conception Bay and the Placentia area will get to learn at Canadian universities this summer through a national enrichment program.

SHAD is geared towards exceptional high school students and touches upon science, technology, engineering, arts and math. SHAD reports that 85 per cent of its students eventually graduate with a degree in either science or engineering.

Robyn Culleton of Fox Harbour, Jake O’Keefe of Placentia, Riley Pike of Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Jenna Ryan of Marysvale and Harbour Grace’s Madison Squires were all selected for this summer’s SHAD program. They’ll each spend a month learning at one of 16 universities participating in the program.

Culleton, a Grade 11 student from Laval High School, is off to the University of Calgary, while fellow Grade 11 Laval student O’Keefe is attending the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Pike, who is about to complete Grade 10 at Carbonear Collegiate, is travelling to the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown. Ryan, a Grade 11 student from Ascension Collegiate, is off to Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, and Squires, a Grade 11 student at Carbonear Collegiate, will go to Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Founded in 1980 in Waterloo, Ontario, the network of past and present SHAD students currently exceeds 16,000.

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