Lockview students Adriana Caswell and Eliza Nobes proudly show off their Lieutenant Governor General Awards the two best friends were selected for from their school. They received them at a ceremony last month in Halifax. The two have been best friends since Grade Primary. (Healey photo)

WAVERLEY: Being best friends since Primary, Eliza Nobes and Adriana Caswell couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate their friendship than each being recognized as Lieutenant Governor General award recipients.

At a ceremony last month, Nobes and Caswell were presented the medals for their commitment and volunteerism in the community.

The two Grade 11 Lockview High School students said they are honoured to have been chosen from the many amazing group that were qualified and nominated for the award at their school.

“Just to be selected was an honour,” said Caswell.

“It’s very rewarding,” added Nobes.

Nobes said the recognition shows she should continue on with her volunteer work that she does.

“It gives me more of a push and drive to keep going further,” she said.

Each were nominated by a teacher. There were 10 students nominated, and then pared down to five.

Caswell is involved with the Shu-Mil 4-H club where she is president; and is involved with Unified Sports and Best Buddies at LHS. She’s also the co-captain of the girls rugby team and the JV girls basketball team; on student council; and organizes CleanUp Waverley.

Nobes, from Fall River, is involved with the N.S. student leadership association where she is the treasurer. She also created the mental health representative position on student council.

“Now I’m working to diminish the stigma within the school and teach people about mental health,” she said.

She is also a member of a mental health awareness club; and co-captain of the varsity girls basketball team; and a member of Free the Children.

Caswell to be recognized means a lot.

“It’s really nice to be noticed,” said the Waverley resident.

Nobes calls it a “great honour.”

“It shows all my hard work paid off and that I should continue to work hard and do what I do,” said Nobes.

Both agreed they are involved and volunteers their time because it’s the right thing to do, not to get awards.

“It’s not something I need recognition for. It’s something I’m going to continue to do either way,” said Nobes. “It’s a part of my life. I don’t really think of it as something I’m doing as a favour. It’s something I want to do and enjoy doing.”

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