Irving Shipbuilding Awards Student Scholarships

Four exceptional students will begin their academic year with a little extra support from Irving Shipbuilding.

Taylor Lyonnais, Cassidy Nash, Josie Oickle, and Jennifer Sexton were selected to receive the 2018-2019 Irving Shipbuilding Employee Scholarships. The scholarship program, which is open to Irving Shipbuilding employees and their families, offers scholarships of $1,000 to students enrolled in full-time studies at a University, Community College, or Training Institution.     


Taylor Lyonnais

Taylor Lyonnais is a member of the Cole Harbour District High School class of 2018 and will pursue a Bachelor of Science degree at Dalhousie University beginning this September. In addition to being an honours student, Taylor was also involved in athletics playing both rugby and soccer for the Cole Harbour Cavaliers.




Cassidy Nash

Cassidy Nash will begin her Bachelor of Science studies at the Bader International Study Centre, the UK campus of Queen's University based at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex this fall. A graduate of Halifax West High School, Cassidy completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma and volunteered with the school’s Best Buddies committee to plan and execute student activities in the school’s learning centre. Additionally, Cassidy volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Big Sister mentor.



Josie Oickle

Josie Oickle is a graduate of Sir John A MacDonald High School who will begin her Bachelor of Science Degree at Dalhousie University in September. Josie was active in Student Government and was a member of the school’s prom committee. In addition to her studies, Josie is also an accomplished athlete and has been named to Nova Scotia provincial teams in both soccer and ringette.



Jennifer Sexton

Jennifer Sexton completed two-years of study in Environmental Science and Environmental Sustainability at Acadia University and in September she will transfer to Dalhousie University to begin two-years of Environmental Design Studies in the university’s Architecture program. In addition to volunteering with the Acadia student outdoor club, sustainability society, and the Canadian Sea Turtle network, Jennifer also played university level hockey and ringette for the Axewomen.

Congratulations to Taylor, Cassidy, Josie, and Jennifer on their academic achievements and community contributions. All the best as you pursue your future studies!

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