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July 20, 2007
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Sara-Jane Lynch Receives Marine Atlantic Bursary


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Sara-Jane Lynch of Chelton is the winner of the 2007 Government of Prince Edward Island Marine Atlantic Bursary.

The provincial government awards the $3,000 bursary each year to recognize the contribution made by Marine Atlantic employees to the Island way of life during the 80 years that they provided the Borden-Cape Tormentine ferry service. The bursary is awarded to a student who is entering post-secondary education for the first time and is a dependent of a former Marine Atlantic employee.

The bursary was presented by Education Minister Gerard Greenan. “With Sara-Jane’s excellent academic standing and the many leadership roles she has taken on at school and in her community, she is a most deserving recipient of the bursary. We are pleased to support her further success while honouring the contributions of her family members and other Marine Atlantic employees,” says the Minister.

While maintaining a high academic average at Kinkora Regional High School this past year, Sara-Jane was president of her student council, a member of the golf and volleyball teams and the yearbook committee. She also volunteers at her church and the Prince County Hospital.

Sara-Jane plans to enter the Faculty of Arts at UPEI this fall and then the UPEI School of Nursing. Her future plans are to work as a home care nurse in Prince Edward Island.

She is the daughter of Lawrence and Anna Marie Lynch of Chelton. Mr. Lynch was a bridge builder and rough worker with Marine Atlantic for 13 years.

Media Contact: Jean Doherty
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