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Nominate a Student Making a Positive Difference for Respectful Citizenship Award

Everyday students in Nova Scotia are making positive contributions to benefit their schools and communities and each year Nova Scotians have a chance to show them it is appreciated.

Nominations are open for the Lieutenant Governor's Respectful Citizenship Award. The award recognizes students from around the province who demonstrate excellent leadership and a strong commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces in schools and communities.

Promoting Mi'kmaq culture, fighting poverty and raising awareness of issues facing the transgender community are some of the ways past award recipients have promoted respectful citizenship.

"It is important for us to recognize the leaders of tomorrow, especially those who are making a difference in their schools and communities today," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "I am delighted that this award seeks out those who are playing an important role in enhancing the lives of their fellow students in such an important manner."

The award is given annually to up to 20 students in Primary to Grade 12 in the public school system, private school system or home school.

An individual award and a group award can be given to students in each of the eight school boards and the Mi'Kmaw Kina'matnewey Board. An additional two awards can be given to students enrolled in private school or home schooled and registered with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Nominations must include a description of their role in the project or activity explaining how it supports the promotion of safe and inclusive communities and must be accompanied by two references.

Nomination forms have been sent to schools and can be found at antibullying.novascotia.ca . The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 20.

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Everyday students in Nova Scotia are making positive contributions to benefit their schools and communities and each year Nova Scotians have a chance to show them it is appreciated.

Nominations are now open for the Lieutenant Governor's Respectful Citizenship Award. The award recognizes students from around the province who demonstrate excellent leadership and a strong commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces in schools and communities.

The award is given annually to up to 20 students in Primary to Grade 12 in the public school system, private school system or home school.

Nomination forms have been sent to schools and can be found at W-W-W- DOT – Anti-bullying – DOT - novascotia - DOT C-A.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 20.

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