A Grade 12 student who established a school committee to celebrate multi-culturalism, a Grade 4 student who organized a campaign to help students go to school in Africa, and a Grade 9 student who bicycled across the country to raise awareness for Amnesty International are among the winners of Nova Scotia’s second annual Premier’s Power of Positive Change Awards. Premier Darrell Dexter and Education Minister Marilyn More honoured 10 Nova Scotia students, from Grade 4 to Grade 12, at a ceremony at Province House today, June 3. “It is incredible that so many young people have the heart and desire to help people in their schools, communities, and other parts of the world,” said Premier Dexter “All of this year’s nominees have very impressive stories, and I encourage all students to keep up the good work, making life better for families across the province and people all over the globe.” The Premier’s Power of Positive Change Awards recognizes public school students who demonstrate leadership organizing a school or community activity or show exemplary behaviour promoting positive attitudes. The recipients for the 2010 awards were selected from about 80 nominations. The recipients received a certificate of recognition and a $2,000 bursary toward post-secondary education or training. “These awards are an opportunity to recognize students for being true leaders in their schools,” said Ms. More. “This year’s winners have shown that they care about the people around them, their school and the broader community. I wish them every success as they continue with their work and studies.” The Premier’s Power of Positive Change Award was launched in 2009 in recognition of two Nova Scotia high school students, Travis Price and David Sheppard, who caught the public’s attention with a pink t-shirt crusade in support of a bullied student.