RESOLUTION NO. 1277 Re: Joanna Burris, local and provincial French competitions

By: Ms. Lenore Zann « (Truro-Bible Hill)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Joanna Burris, a 15-year-old Grade 10 student at Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro, has been enrolled in French immersion since beginning her education and was speaking French from a very young age; and

Whereas Joanna Burris wrote a French speech for her Grade 9 class that won her the opportunity to attend a regional French public speaking competition where she again won and advanced to the provincial Concours d'Art Oratoire; and

Whereas Joanne Burris also won the provincial Concours d'Art Oratoire which gave her a trip to Ottawa for a one-week, all-expense paid, bilingual trip as part of a group of over 100 people from all over the country, where she was able to visit the Parliament Building, the National Art Gallery, the War Memorial and the theatre and also took part in workshops at the Terry Fox Centre;

Therefore be it resolved the Nova Scotia Legislature congratulate Joanna Burris for her dedication to being fluent in the French language and for winning the local and provincial French competitions that gave her the opportunity to participate in the trip to Ottawa.