Celebrating 20 Years of Support
CEC students thankful for J. Harris Read Scholarship Fund
2015 Marks the 20th year graduates of CEC will benefit from the legacy of the J. Harris Read Scholarships. These scholarships honour J. Harris Read, one of the last principals of the Truro Senior High School. J. Harris Read served in the Second World War and had studied both at Acadia and Harvard Universities. The scholarships are supported by Mr. Read's son-in-law Rod MacLennan and grandson, Bruce MacLennan. Since the inception of these awards, when four were initially offered, J. Harris Read scholarships have grown in both number and influence. Currently, 15 scholarships valued at $2000 are awarded annually to students who might not be able to consider post secondary education due to financial constraints.
On April 24th, 2015 four previous recipients gathered at CEC to express their gratitude to Mr. MacLennan and to share their experiences of their first year of post secondary studies. Carri-Ann Blunden is studying at Ravensburg College and hopes to build a career in the area of corrections. Nicole Langille is currently studying at NSCC where she is pursuing a career with Social Services. Sarah Keddy is in the Child and Youth degree program at Mount Saint Vincent University. Molly Nelson is studying Animal Science at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture. These four recipients of the J. Harris Read Scholarship universally agreed that the significant financial support received from this scholarship was a considerable boost to their post secondary pursuits. The CEC Scholarship and Awards Association appreciates the ongoing efforts and community mindedness of the MacLennans as they honour the memory of J. Harris Read.
Pictured from left to right in the photo are Carri-Ann Blunden, Nicole Langille, Sarah Keddy, and Molly Nelson. Photo credit: Jody O'Brien.