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Burin student Jacob Farrell presented Ambassador Award at regional fair

MARYSTOWN — Jacob Farrell, a student at Pearce Junior High School was awarded the Ambassador Award at the Burin Peninsula Regional Heritage Fair held April 12 at St. Gabriel’s Hall Marystown.

To be considered for the Ambassador Program, students will have to have focused their Heritage Fair project on Newfoundland and Labrador’s role in the First World War.
Nineteen students from around the province are chosen to visit Beaumont-Hamel for the annual July 1 ceremony, they will also visit significant European sites where the Royal Newfoundland Regiment fought, and spend time in the five communities that are home to the bronze caribou monuments, the official memorial to the Regiment.
Farrell was also selected last year but was unable to attend due to prior commitments he had made to the choir at Donald C Jamieson Academy, where he was attending at the time.
“I think it is truly an honour, it has been a bucket list (item) of mine for a long time, to just experience it- it’s such a place of rich cultural history especially and importance for us as Newfoundlanders, so I think it will be an absolute experience,” he said.
“I can’t wait to go. It’s going to be amazing.”

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