Young leader recognized – Pictou Advocate

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201837 Views

Marlee Paul is only nine years old but she’s already been recognized as a community leader.

The beguiling Grade 5 student at Pictou Landing First Nation School was one of three recipients of the prestigious Sammy Gehue Achievement Award, which is presented by The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq to aspiring young leaders. In fact, Marlee took first place.

The presentation was held August 29 at the CMM building in Millbrook, where she met her fellow co-winners and accepted her trophy and the $250 prize that accompanied it. She was accompanied to the ceremony by her mom Jillian, father Sheldon and little brother Tatum.

Marlee knew she was nominated for the award but says, “I was surprised I won.”

She was thrilled by winning the award which, she says, she knows is for “active students.”

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