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EDUCATION/CULTURE--Prince Edward Scholarship Awarded
The 1997 Prince Edward Scholarship has been awarded to Lorelei
Horne of Halifax, Education and Culture Minister Robbie Harrison
announced today.

"The Prince Edward Scholarship recognizes the achievements of an
outstanding student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and
Design," said Mr. Harrison. "Through her work in the classroom
and in the studio, Ms. Horne has demonstrated that she an
excellent choice for this award."

A graduate of Hants East Rural High, Ms. Horne was admitted to
the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in January
1995. She has spent the past several semesters concentrating on a
studio major in sculpture and intends to graduate in December.

By completing NSCAD's liberal arts and science requirements while
studying anthropology at Saint Mary's University, Ms. Horne has
been able to concentrate on her studio work while continuing to
expand her academic base with art history courses. She has
participated in several group exhibitions at the Anna Leonowens
Gallery, including Unrest, which received television coverage.
She also had a solo exhibition of her work displayed at the
gallery in August.

Working as a monitor in the metal shop and as a foundry
technician and sculpture department assistant, Ms. Horne has
considerable practical experience including rebuilding the
furnace in the foundry and overall maintenance of that facility.
During the past March break, she taught a continuing education
class for high school students.

The government of Nova Scotia established the Prince Edward
Scholarship to commemorate the visit of Prince Edward to NSCAD in
1987. The award was increased to $5,000 from $1,500 in 1996. Nova
Scotia students entering their final year in a degree program at
the art college are eligible to apply.

Ms. Horne, the 10th winner of the scholarship, was chosen by the
Prince Edward Scholarship selection committee from a number of
qualified applicants recommended by NSCAD's scholarship
committee. She will join the winners of the Dr. P. Anthony
Johnstone Memorial Fund Entrance Scholarship (1997) and the Nova
Scotia Women in Engineering Scholarship (1996 and 1997) for a
reception in their honour at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on
Oct. 14.


Contact: Elizabeth Ann Macdonald, policy adviser
         Education and Culture

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