2024 Chief McGrath Award

The towns of Torbay and Flatrock in partnership with the Torbay Volunteer Fire Department are now accepting applications for the 2024 Chief McGrath Award.

This award will be presented to one student in Elementary, Junior High and Highschool who is either a resident of Torbay or Flatrock. This award is given to individuals that best exhibit characteristics of leadership, commitment, community involvement, dedication and selflessness while also being involved with various community groups and devoting time to volunteer initiatives.

Winners will be selected by a judging committee comprised of individuals outside of the Town of Torbay and Town of Flatrock staff and the Torbay Volunteer Fire Department. Successful recipients will receive a personalized plaque and a cash reward of $100 (Elementary & Junior High) or $250 (Highschool). Additionally, recipients will have their name added to the plaque of future and previous recipients that will be displayed during the event. Please note that any residents of the towns of Torbay and/or Flatrock are eligible for this award and does not have to attend one of the local schools within the area (Cape St.Francis Elementary, Holy Trinity Elementary, Juniper Ridge Intermediate, Holy Trinity High).

Grades 4-6 Qualifications

Must demonstrate characteristics of dedication, commitment, and selflessness.

Must be able to explain why the nominated individual is a leader and a good role model.

Must be able to provide examples of why the individual is a good team player and willing to do what it takes for group success.

Must be able to provide a brief summary of various extracurricular groups and activities that nominated individual is involved in (Hobbies, Sports, Recreation, etc.).

Must be able to provide reference/contact information for one non-family member.

Must be a resident of either the Town of Torbay or the Town of Flatrock.

Must be completing Grade 4-6 at the end of the 2024 school year.

Grades 4-6 Application Questions – Chief McGrath Award 2024

Grades 7-9 Qualifications

Must demonstrate characteristics of dedication, commitment, and selflessness.

Must be able to explain and provide examples of why nominated individual is an effective, efficient, and strong leader.

Must be able to provide examples of why the individual is a good team player and willing to do what it takes for group success.

Must be able to provide a brief summary of various extracurricular groups and activities that nominated individual is involved in (Hobbies, Sports, Recreation, etc.).

Must be able to provide a brief overview of past or current volunteer experiences.

Must be able to provide a personal letter of support and one reference/contact from a non-family member.

Must be a resident of either the Town of Torbay or the Town of Flatrock.

Must be completing Grade 7-9 at the end of the 2024 school year.

Grade 7-9 Application Questions – Chief McGrath Award 2024

Grades 10-12 Qualifications

Must demonstrate characteristics of dedication, commitment, and selflessness.

Must be able to explain and provide examples of why nominated individual is an effective, efficient, and strong leader.

Must be able to provide examples of why the individual is a good team player and willing to do what it takes for group success.

Must be able to provide a brief summary of various extracurricular groups and activities that nominated individual is involved in (Hobbies, Sports, Recreation, etc.).

Must be able to provide a brief overview, an hour log of completed volunteer experiences, and a letter of support from one of the outlined organizations.

Must be able to provide a reference/contact information for two non-family members.

Must be a resident of either the Town of Torbay or the Town of Flatrock.

Must be completing Grade 10-12 at the end of the 2024 school year.

Grade 10-12 Application Questions – Chief McGrath Award 2024

 

If you or someone you know are interested in nominating an individual for this award, you are encouraged to review the qualifications and complete the nomination package for the appropriate grade level. Deadline for submission is Friday, March 15th, 2024 and can be submitted by email to Kirk Combden (Town of Torbay) at kcombden@torbay.ca and Stephanie Murray (Town of Flatrock) at  stephanie@townofflatrock.com

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