ACE Foundation Names 2015 Award Recipients

June 30, 2015

The ACE Foundation–Bermuda today [June 30] announced this year’s Robert Clements/ACE Scholar and ACE/Bermuda College Education Award Recipient.

Jacqueline Riley Correia, a recent graduate of the Saltus Grammar School, was selected as the 2015 Robert Clements/ACE Scholar. She will be attending The University of British Columbia in the fall as a designated Chancellor’s Scholar to pursue an undergraduate degree in Mathematics.

Riley has maintained consistent academic success throughout her years, achieving Principal’s List for five consecutive years, receiving an IGCSE History Award and being placed on the Head Teacher’s Honor Role for 2015.

In addition to her academic achievements, Riley is also a passionate and accomplished equestrian both locally and on the Ontario Circuit where she has competed since 2012.

From Left to Right: Rees Fletcher, Chairman, ACE Bermuda, Samantha Froud, Chief Administration Of-ficer, Bermuda Operations, Shannon Davis, ACE/Bermuda College Education Award Recipient, Jacquel-ine Riley Correia, Robert Clements/ACE Scholar, Dr. Mark Van Den Hende, Vice President – Academic & Student Affairs, Bermuda College, Lori Samson, Chair, ACE Foundation-Bermuda

Clements ACE Bermuda Scholarship 2015-Group Photo

During her time overseas, Riley earned the Ontario Hunter Jumper Amateur Medal Overall Champion, Overall Top Jumper Medal Rider of the Year, and Overall 1m Jumper Junior/Amateur Reserve Champion awards. In 2014, she was recognized for her talents locally when she was named as a Bermuda National Junior Athlete Scholarship Award Recipient.

Riley’s volunteer work has included Youth Net, Windreach, Ettrick Animal Hospital, and numerous Bermuda Equestrian Federation Events.

“The caliber of applicants becomes stronger and the task of selecting a single scholar more challenging with every year. Riley’s academic and athletic achievements demonstrate both her natural ability and her unwavering desire to succeed.

“It was her determination and resourcefulness that stood her apart from the competition and I am extremely proud to welcome her as the 2015 Robert Clements/ACE Scholar,” said Lori Samson, Chair, ACE Foundation-Bermuda.

From Left to Right: Shannon Davis, ACE/Bermuda College Education Award Recipient, Jacqueline Riley Correia, Robert Clements/ACE Scholar

Clements ACE Bermuda Scholarship 2015-Recipient Photo A

Shannon Davis graduated from Bermuda College this past May with an Associates in Science [Education]. She plans to continue her studies at Mount Saint Vincent and pursue a degree in History. Her goal is to teach Social Studies at Secondary level in Bermuda.

“Teachers have the biggest impact on their students’ lives; after all they do spend eight hours, five days a week with them. Therefore,it is critical to engage and connect with students. My main reason for wanting to become a teacher and return to Bermuda to teach, is so that I can give back to my community and give future generations an opportunity to fulfill their dreams and aspirations,” said Shannon Davis.

Shannon has held the position of Teacher’s Aide at both Cedarbridge Academy and Sandys Secondary. In addition, she has volunteered at Victor Scott Primary and as a Peer Mentor at Prospect Primary. In 2013, Shannon also achieved her Youth Net Completion Certificate, Homework Helper Student Certificate, and an Outstanding Student Award.

Samantha Froud, Chief Administration Officer, Bermuda Operations, and member of the ACE Bermuda College Education Award selection committee said, “I am always impressed with the talent and potential of the candidates we receive from Bermuda College.

“Shannon demonstrated a strong commitment to giving back to community and a passion for making a difference in education. We are extremely pleased to recognize and support Shannon’s dream of becoming an educator.”

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  1. Dangel says:

    Congratulations Shannon and well done!! I look forward to the day when you graduate again and take your place within the Education department. Continue to stay focused and you will achieve great success.
    Congratulations also to your parents who nurtured and guided you along the path. I am so proud of you. I reflect on when I first met you as a young child and now you have grown to be a beautiful young lady. A former neighbor on Patience Lane.

    Congratulations also to Miss Correia!!

  2. Sickofantz says:

    Well done ladies. I have noticed that the female of the species has been cleaning up a lot of the scholarships this year! Congratulations.