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P.E.I. students to attend SHAD

Premier Wade MacLauchlan set to address graduating SHAD participants July 26
Premier Wade MacLauchlan set to address graduating SHAD participants July 26 - Contributed

Premier Wade MacLauchlan set to address graduating SHAD participants July 26

Roughly 48 students from across Canada are at UPEI for the award-winning program SHAD, which takes place at 16 host universities from coast to coast.

UPEI is one of three new host campuses to join SHAD in 2018, along with Mount Allison University in Sackville and McGill University in Montreal.

“These exceptional students from all parts of Canada spend the month of July together with their peers and mentors. We hope they end the month not only dreaming big but empowered with the tools and passion they need to take risks, roll up their sleeves and get going,” said SHAD president and CEO Tim Jackson.

To celebrate the launch of SHAD-UPEI, Premier Wade MacLauchlan will address the first graduating class of SHAD Fellows from the SHAD UPEI program on July 26.

Founded in 1980 to help youth reach their full potential, students in grades 10 to 12 are immersed in a one-month enrichment program focused on STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

The students interact with renowned university faculty and visionary corporate leaders. In a unique element of the program, the students are challenged to come up with an original solution to a societal problem they learn about in the first week.

It teaches them about entrepreneurship and innovation and leaves the students seeing how they can make an immediate impact.

SHAD 2018 started on July 1 and ends on July 27.

On the list

The following students are going to SHAD:

Mack Payton, Cardigan

Emma Lee Lyon, Alberton

Shannan Hill, Kensington

Robert Greenan, Kinkora

Nick Handrahan, Tignish

Cecilia Roy, Charlottetown

Betty Zhang, Charlottetown

Maria MacDonnell, Stratford

Dylan Cooper, Stratford

Ichelle Baldwin, Stratford

Hannah Deveaux, Stratford

Nick Johnston, Albany

Mia Fradsham, Marshfield

Jasmine Tang, Cornwall

Celina Kalusy, Nine Mile Creek

Keiran Andrews, Hunter River

Julie VanLeeuwen, Hunter River

Shruthi Bandi, Charlottetown

Vincent Hung , Charlottetown

Melissa Moyneaux, Summerside.

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