Bermudian Maureen Eddy honoured by Albert College
Bermuda’s links with Canadian boarding school Albert College were strengthened this summer when Bermudian Maureen Edness Eddy was honoured with the school’s Alumni Association’s Volunteer Award at the school’s Convocation.
Mrs Eddy, a 1970 graduate of Albert College, is a member of the Frederick Sydney Smith ’31 Scholarship Committee and an avid volunteer for the Alumni Association for which she was honoured at this year’s convocation with the Volunteer Award.
In addition, in 2011, she became the first international graduate to be named to the Albert College Board of Governors.
She said: “Albert has been a part of my life for over forty years. I began my studies at Albert College in 1965. It was an exciting adventure for me. I came from a small island (Bermuda), a small family (one older brother Alan) and it was a huge event for me,” explains Mrs. Eddy.
Both of Mrs Eddy’s children followed in her footsteps and attended Albert College Melanie (class of 1998) and Jason (class of 2000).
Four more Bermudians were among the 44 students from 13 countries to graduate from Albert College, located in Belleville, Ontario, this year.
Bermudians Dylan Smith and Daisha Gibson were among 37 graduates who received their diplomas as Ontario Scholars achieving an 80 percent average or above.
Dylan Smith has been a boarding student at Albert College for four years. “I came to Albert College to experience a different lifestyle away from home,” he said.
During his four years, he has played on many school teams and is proud of winning gold medals in all three team sports this year. Next year, Dylan will study at the University of Bath in England.
Daisha Gibson won many athletics awards during her three years at Albert including soccer and basketball. “There are many things I will miss, but most of all of the laughs, classes, and trips,” she said. She will study Social Work at St Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario next year.
The two students were both recipients of the Frederick Sydney Smith ’31 Scholarship. Administered by the Bermuda Trust Company Limited, the Frederick Sydney Smith ’31 Scholarship is awarded to Bermudian students annually to attend Albert College. For more information, please visit www.albertcollege.ca