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LEAP reaches out to students Contact Staff Young-Alexander and Imani Bernard-Guerra were the recipients of the scholarship awards handed out by LEAP at their Mother’s Day Brunch on May 13. LEAP is a recently founded women’s organization involved in community outreach and charitable endeavours. Guerra is at Concordia University in the Urban Planning program, while Alexander is at Mariannapolis College in the Law program. Each received $250.   This year’s recipients are Rachelle Rose and Imani Bernard-Guerra   Pioneer Women continue to celebrate students Egbert Gaye As they have been doing for more than two and a half decades, the …

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Students rewarded at BASF Awards 2016

On Sunday, September 10, the Black Academic Scholarship Fund (BASF) held its annual award luncheon and awarded several outstanding students scholarship certificates. The BASF is a non-profit organization active in Montreal since 1991, working to enhance the economic status of our community and providing more educational opportunities for visible minority youth. In so doing it strives to promote entrepreneurship and excellence among professionals, and providing financial support to youth. Among the scholarship winners are Kelly Hennegan – McGill University – Pharmacology, who earned the Jackie Robinson Graduate Scholarship. Kelly is a former Jackie Robinson Scholarship recipient, who earned the Health …

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The Rev. Dr. Charles H. Este Scholarship handed out at Union United

On Sunday, July 17, there was an overflow of pride at Union United Church as 19 students received The Rev. Dr. Charles H. Este Scholarship Awards. The  CEGEP and University students have all distinguished themselves by their academic achievements and contributions to  the community CEGEP Scholarships Oluseyi Adeyemi – Arthur Westmoreland Memorial Scholarship Tafari Codrington-Thompson – Arthur Westmoreland Memorial Scholarship Kaela Alexander-Young – Eve Chapter #11 DES. PHA Scholarship Ashley Cambridge-Sutton – The Risa Dear Scholarship Aleesya Harding – The Gloria Mitchell Scholarship Amara Ngadi – Rev. Dr. Charles H. Este Scholarship Violette Simard – The Erene Anthony Scholarship Jared …

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Students benefit from BASF’s outreach

Dr. Dexter Johnson delivered keynote address Three university and one CEGEP student were awarded scholarships by the Black Academic Scholarship Fund (BASF) at the annual awards luncheon and ceremony held September 14th, at Le Nouvel Hôtel in downtown Montreal. BASF President, Sylvia Piggott and board member/scholarship coordinator Kathleen Suite, hosted the event recognizing scholarship recipients Teeanna Munro, Kathleen Charles, and Avery Bonair-Cyrus for their impressive academic performances and commitments to giving back to their communities.  As well, this year’s Batshaw Award was presented to Jalen Rose. Teeanna Munro is an aspiring educator who has been accepted into a Master’s program …

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BHM Message: stand for something

Students at Greaves Adventist Academy hear from CFL Star Cory Watson By Egbert Gaye Students at Greaves Adventist Academy in NDG culminated their celebration of Black History Month with an exciting visit and a highly motivating message by Cory Watson, a Montrealer currently making a name for himself in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Watson, a wide receiver who spent six years with the Saskatchewan Roughriders before he was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this past January, urged the dozens of high-school students who jammed the Assembly room to stand for what they believe in and go after their …

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Professionals in Transition

To the outside world, it may seem like you’re living the dream. You went to university, got a prestigious degree (or two) and then earned a highly sought-after position at a renowned business. You make decent money and maybe you even like your job, but you still hear that faint inner calling to break out of the hamster wheel and blaze your own path. You appreciate that “you have it good” but you feel inspired to create something “great.” You feel the urge to start your own venture and bring something important into the world. Still, you understand the importance …

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New steps for Sheldon

Former West Island tap dance and soccer phenom lawyering in London Egbert Gaye We know Sheldon Jean-Baptiste as one of those children of our community who shined in almost anything he did: dancer, soccer player and musician par excellence. So it’s not surprising to see him elevate another rung on his ladder to success, and making it look so easy. During a recent whirlwind visit to Montreal, the former West Island resident stopped off at the offices of the CONTACT with his newly minted Law degree from the University of Leicester, and shared his experiences over the past two years …

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Congrats to Dr. Keisha Johnson

There is a lot of pride floating around Montreal, especially around Edgeton Allen (Father Eddgy) and his wide circle of family and friends over the recent achievement of his niece Keisha Johnson, who earned her Doctorate (DHSC) in Health Science in August from Nova University of South Florida. Keisha left Jamaica at the age age of 4, for the USA. She blazed a trail of excellence throughout elementary, junior high and high school, earning several educational and community awards along the way, including one for leadership from the District Community Board Of South East Queens, New York. At Thomas Edison …

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Nurturing place for students

Attempting to describe the cultural make-up of his student population at Elizabeth Ballantyne Elementary School (EBS), Otis Delaney, the principal, says: “Think of the United Nations.” “We’re proud of that diversity and we think that all the students benefit from it, because it’s reality… it’s the real world.” Also, according to Delaney, within that mass of diversity are a world of social issues that accompany the students everyday they leave their home in neighborhoods such as Cote St. Luc, Montreal West and the Walkley Street area, all of which border the school. That’s what makes the school special for him: …

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He Makes Learning Fun

  On the education and basketball circuit across Montreal, it’s difficult to meet someone who hasn’t met Alix Adrien. Today, as principal St. Lawrence Senior Academy in LaSalle  students and staff benefit from his exceptional capacity as an educator and his engaging personality. In the May 1, 2013 issue, the Verdun Messenger, David Abracen, former principal at Beurling Academy offered what might be the most apt description that encapsulates Adrien’s brilliant career  as an  educator/basketball coach. He was quoted as saying that although Adrien has worked as a coach, teacher, school administrator, and director of a summer school, the only term that can really …

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