Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador 

A Premier Scholarship Program for Young Women ages 13-18 

$21,200  Raised

Photo credit: Ben J. King Photography


$500 for Special Olympics

Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador is please to have donated $500 to Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador.  The money was raised at an auction held during the 2013 Talent and Public Speaking competitions.

Devoted to Ronald McDonald House


We are so proud of Kandice Power our 2012 titleholder, who has helped raise $25,000 in the past two years for Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador, at the Red Shoe Crew walks.  Kandice also donated the Yamaha keyboard she won for receiving the Talent Award at the 2012 Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Program to Ronald McDonald House when it first opened last fall!  With a big heart and a spirit for wanting to give back to her community, Kandic Power is to be commended for your outstanding contributions!

$500 Donated

Iris Kirby House 

Iris Kirby House is a shelter for women, with or without children, who are experiencing current or recent relationship abuse. The shelter is comprised of two locations: Iris Kirby House in St. John?s which consists of a 22 bed facility, and O?Shaughnessy House in Carbonear which maintains a 15 bed facility. Iris Kirby house was originally established in 1981 as Newfoundland?s first transition house; following this, in the fall of 2010, O?Shaughnessy House was opened. Iris Kirby House is government funded for daily operations and shelter maintenance, while making use of generous donations to provide comforts and additional supports to the residents and ex residents of the shelters. The shelter also operates eight (8) second stage housing units within the St. John?s and Mount Pearl areas and a communal living property in Conception Harbour.

Women who seek shelter at Iris Kirby House have typically experienced a combination of several types of abuse: physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, and financial. Many of the children who accompany their moms have, themselves, experienced abuse or have witnessed some form of abuse within their home. Families may stay at the shelter until adequate and affordable housing has been established or a safety plan has been implemented with them.

Kids Eat Smart Foundation Gala 2012

Jenna had a fabulous time at the 2012 Kids Eat Smart Gala, helping to raise thousands of dollars towards nutritious meals for school children.

Children's Wish Foundation





Our organization is extremely pleased to provide $6,015.40 to the Children's Wish Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Special thanks to all former contestants, volunteers and supporters for helping us sell tickets province-wide. Congratulations again to Michelle Fagan of Conception Bay South (ticket # 08808) winner of a Husqvarna snow blower valued at $2,300.



Kids Eat Smart Foundation Gala 2010


Kora Liegh Russell, Miss Teen Achievement Newefoundland and Labrador 2010/2011 helps the Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador raise thousands of dollars at their 2010 Foundation Gala held at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John's.

Juliette Dupre doing humanitarian work in Central America and Africa


Juliette Dupre, Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador  2006, has spent the summer of 2010 doing humanitarian work in Salasaca, Ecuador at a Quichua school in the Andes.  She has started a fundraiser for the school and her work can be followed on her website blog (www.skyecuador.org).  In September she will be running in the Montreal Marathon and donating all funds raised to this school in the Andes.  Juliette will also be representing McGill University at an international conference on Faith and Globalization at Singapore University. She is being sponsored to the event by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. For her winter semester, Juliette will be attending university in Africa, where she will travel the continent with 15 professors. Next summer she plans to spend 10 weeks volunteering in Ethiopia.

Georgina Barbour helps raise over $10,000 at the 2010 Motorcycle Ride for Autism



Special thanks to Georgina Barbour of Witless Bay, 1st Runner-up at Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador 2009, who represented our organization at the 2010 Motorcycle Ride for Autism.  Georgina was among the many volunteers and supporters who helped raise over $10,000 and a whole lot of autism awareness.  Some 150 riders participated and over 400 people attended a garden party held in conjunction with the event.


$700 Donated!



We are so pleased to be donating $700 to the Kids Eat Smart Foundation. Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets in support of our respective organizations. Special thanks to all those who volunteered their time to make this project a success. Congratulations to Miranda Mills of St. John's (Ticket #0432) on winning the the Romantic Getaway Package grand prize!!!!

Kayla helps raise funds for Ronald McDonald House
Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador 2009 Kayla Carroll with Cathy Bennett, CEO of Bennett Restaurants (Your St. John's McDonald's).  On April 27, 2010, Kayla was a special guest at a gala dinner and auction, where she assisted in helping to raise over $60,000 raised towards the construction of a Ronald McDonald House for the children of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Georgina Barbour
 teams up with the Heart and Stroke Foundation
Matters Of The Heart is a song that was written by Georgina Barbour of Witless Bay, with hope that it will have a positive impact on people, as she works to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Heart and Stroke has affected many families; it doesn't matter the age or gender of people; it can happen to each and everyone of us. Georgina's goal, while sharing a personal experience, is to let people know that there is always hope; to bring awareness to both young and old; to support a cause that she feels so passionate about. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is making tremendous strides in research and helping save lives everyday. The more awareness that is out there the more successful we will be!  Georgina is a youth spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke, and to date has raised over $ 1,000. She is currently working on other initiatives to bring awareness and fundraising for for this organization.


Helping children in Africa


In May 2009, Julia HIscock, Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador 2007, travelled to Moshi, Tanzania where she spent 10 weeks volunteering at Msamaria, a centre for street children.  Msamaria is thome to 60 children (95% boys) between the ages of 5 and 16.  These children have been abandoned, orphaned or their parents are unable to take care of them.  Julia taught the children math and english and also spent time playing soccer, teaching and learning dances, and making crafts with what supplies she could find.  Julia also spent tme working with the center's director and a social worker, sitting with the children and learning about their difficult pasts and their future ambitions.  Julia's experience in Africa was a real eye-opener and invaluable to her decision to pursue a career in such a field.

During her time in Tanzania, Julia was also able to help implement a more sustainable health program and syllabus for the school at the center. In her spare time she visited other centers in the community, and got to know the local people. Julia is now developing an awareness campaign to present to high school students about international volunteerism and what we can all do to help.  During summer 2010, she will be collecting school supplies for the children of Tanzania and Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador is delighted be assisting her with this effort.

Kids Eat Smart Foundation Gala 2008 and 2009




Kayla Carroll, Miss Teen Achievement Newefoundland and Labrador 2009/2010 helps the Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador raise thousands of dollars at their 2009 Foundation Gala.



Beth Peddle, Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador 2008/2009 who helped raise over $30,000 at the 2008 Kids Eat Smart Foundation Gala .



A BEARY Special Thank-you!


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Special thanks to Georgina Barbour (1st Runner-up, Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador 2009) and Kimberly Williams (3rd Runner-up and winner of theVOCM Cares Charitable Activity Award) for representing our organization at the 2009 Teddy Bear Picnic at the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre.


$500 Donated!


   Go RED for Women and Love your Heart!    


Proud Supporters of the Heart and Stroke Foundation




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Thanks to all those who made this Easter Basket Ticket Sale a huge success - allowing Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador to donate $500.00 to the local Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Congratulations to Marcia St. Croix of Mount Pearl on winning the grand prize!





  Beth Recognized for Humanitarian Efforts 




Youth Ambassador for World Vision

During the Spring of 2008, Maggie Hynes of Dunville became a World Vision Youth Ambassador.  In July 2008 she travelled to Tanzania to learn first-hand about development and to participate in a Tanzanian-Canadian youth forum. When she's not studying public relations at Mount St. Vincent University in Nova Scotia, Maggie spends her time engaging her peers, sharing what she has learned and encouraging other youth to become global leaders.




Stellar Educational Opportunity


  Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador is an Incorporated, not-for-profit scholarship program. We provide the province's largest scholarship program for young women, which awards individuals for academics, promotion of healthy living, public speaking, community service, volunteer work, environmental awareness and performance-related talents.

  Our participants are inspirational and exciting celebrations of achievement, talent and imagination, who provide unique and exemplary contributions to their schools and communities.

Did You Know?

  •   Since 2006 we've awarded over $85,000 in scholarships. Juliette Dupre, Julia Hiscock, Beth Peddle, Kayla Carroll, Kora Liegh Russell, Jenna Kelly, Kandice Power  and Mackenzie Dove, have together received nearly $600,000 in educational scholarships since winning their respective titles.
  •   Our titleholders: Juliette Dupre, Kayla Carroll, Jenna Kelly and Kandice Power, as well as alumni Maggie Hynes, Andrea Andersen, Regan Burden, Sabrina Andrews and Catherine Price, have been recognized with prestigious URock Volunteer Awards by the Provincial Government.

Would you like to become a volunteer and assist young women with their educational endeavors and personal growth? Email us at: [email protected]