St. F.X. announces new scholarship in honour of former Citadel High School principal Wade Smith
The new Wade Smith Memorial Scholarship for African Nova Scotia youth has been established.
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Wade Smith is being honoured by his alma mater with St.Francis Xavier University announcing a new scholarship for African Nova Scotia youth.
Smith, a popular principal from Citadel High School, died on June 2 from stomach cancer. He was 50.
The new Wade Smith Memorial Scholarship for African Nova Scotia youth at St. F.X. will include $50,000 from the Jeannine Deveau Educational Equity Endowment Fund. The scholarship will be offered to youth who excel in community involvement, leadership and their education; much like Smith, the university announced on Monday.
The school also said every dollar contributed would be matched by the endowment fund.
Smith graduated from St. F.X. in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts.
Smith was a member of the varsity men’s basketball team, a league all-star, an All-Canadian, and a four-year member of the Canadian National Basketball Team.
He also dedicated 26 years to the X-Men summer basketball camp and “provided multiple opportunities for inner-city youth to experience a week of campus life in Antigonish,” a statement from the university said.
“Mr. Smith’s three most passionate concerns were education, community and basketball,” it went on to say.