HALIFAX, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Grade twelve student Emily Maheux-LeBlanc
was honoured at Government House this November as the 2013 recipient of
the Lieutenant Governor's Award: Ready to Write! Prêt à écrire! Miss LeBlanc is a French Immersion student at Cape Breton Highlands
Academy, Terre Noire, Nova Scotia. Cape Breton Highlands Academy is
located in the Strait Regional School Board.
French second language students from grades 10-12 from across the
province entered written submissions and Miss LeBlanc's was chosen
based on originality, creativity, writing style, organization of ideas,
content and written language proficiency. The theme chosen by his
Honour for 2013 was for students to celebrate the 300th anniversary the founding of Fortress Louisbourg in 1713. Students were
asked to reflect on how bilingualism has enriched their lives and their
communities as a testament to the legacy of Louisbourg and the Acadians
of Nova Scotia.
"This award celebrates the inherent value of bilingualism and recognizes
the important role Canada's two official languages play in our
province," Said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "I applaud all young people who
submitted an essay for consideration and I congratulate Ms. LeBlanc for
her outstanding efforts in composing the award-winning essay."
Miss LeBlanc has a passion for public speaking, as well as reading and
writing. Ever since a young age, she has been recognized for her
abilities to write and speak in French, her second language. Miss
LeBlanc has competed in the Concours d'Art Oratoire French public
speaking contest held by Canadian Parents for French - Nova Scotia.
The Lieutenant Governor's Award: Ready to Write! Prêt à écrire! is a partnership with Canadian Parents for French - Nova Scotia and is
sponsored by Université Sainte-Anne. Université Sainte-Anne has a
longstanding relationship with Canadian Parents for French and a
history of supporting French education initiatives in Nova Scotia.
Canadian Parents for French is a national network of volunteers that
values French as an integral part of Canada and is dedicated to the
promotion and creation of French learning opportunities for young
SOURCE: Canadian Parents for French Nova Scotia
For further information:
Rebecca Lancaster, Executive Director
Phone : (902) 453-2048,
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