Non-Academic Awards

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North Nova's Non-Academic Awards are used to recognize achievement in extra-curricular activities at NNEC. They are awarded annually prior to the close of the school year. Some of the awards include:

Artist of the Year (Male & Female)

Athlete of the Year (Male & Female)

The Neil MacKinnon True Grit Award: est. 2012

This award has been dedicated to retired Athletic Director Neil MacKinnon. The award personifies those daily attributes that he illustrated during his athletic and teaching careers. Each year it will be awarded to a male and female athlete at NNEC who best personifies those qualities of a team player; competitor; role model; and leader both on and off the field. They illustrate the highest ideals of a true athlete and good person.

The successful athlete will ….

  • have a positive attitude towards opponents, teammates, officials and coaches at all times.
  • display a high level of mental and physical toughness in games and in practices.
  • Consistently illustrate a high level of commitment and dedication
  • display a “team first” / “team above self” type of attitude
  • represent the goals and values of the team or teams they are on
  • possess a strong leadership role within the team(s) irregardless of captaincy
  • Athletic ability is not necessarily a major contributing factor in the choosing of this award.

The Joel Pratt - Devotion to the Arts Awards: est. 2012

This award will be awarded annually to a member of the North Nova Arts community for their dedication and devotion to the performing arts at NNEC. For 35 years Mr. Pratt personified both passion and devotion towards the performing arts. Each year it will be awarded to a male and female member of the NNEC arts community who best personifies unbridled passion and commitment for drama, choir, band and/or the musical production. They will have participated in a variety of performance arts throughout their high school years at NNEC.

The successful performance art student will have...

  • displayed an unbridled passion for drama, band, choir and/or the musical production.
  • demonstrated a strong commitment to the band/choir/drama troupe in his / her chosen performance fields.
  • helped to promote the performance arts as a positive role model.
  • participated in a variety of performance arts throughout his / her high school career.
  • The successful candidate does not have to be an outstanding performer. The emphasis is to be placed upon devotion and passion. The successful candidate does not need to be a grade 12 student.

Ken Roy Award est. 2013

Ken Roy

NNEC is proudto present aaward in memory of New Glasgow High School Graduate, Ken Roy. The Ken Roy Award recognizes the student at North Nova who best displayed passion and dedication to the performing arts over the past school year.

Ken Roy was a graduate of New Glasgow High School. While at NGHS Ken was actively involved in high school theatre. In his senior year, he wrote, directed and acted in a production of a one man play.

Ken went on to study at Dalhousie University's Theatre Department before moving to Ottawa to begin his dance career with Le Groupe de la Place Royale under the direction of artistic director Peter Boneham. He later joined his mentor Jean-Pierre Perreault in Montreal, for whom he danced for over ten years.

Ken became one of Canada's premier contemporary dancers performing in over 30 productions and six films. He worked with many of Canada's finest choreographers and performed throughout Canada, Scotland, Europe and Australia. In addition to performing, Ken was involved in producing and directing state productions.

Ken received some of his greatest joy from teaching. He taught contemporary dance for almost 20 years, the last 7 years at Concordia University. When Ken passed away in January 2012, many of his current and former students used Facebook and other social media sites to post hundreds of comments about the passion and dedication Ken displayed to his craft.

NNEC would like to express a sincere thank you to Ken Roy's family for the donation of this trophy & award.

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