Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association (SMUSA) President & CEO Ossama Nasrallah was recognized in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly by Labour & Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis earlier today for receiving the “Future Prime Minister Award” at the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) Annual General Meeting on March 22nd, 2018.

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Each year, CASA conducts an awards ceremony at their AGM, where student delegates vote via secret ballot for award recipients based on the work done and the leadership and other skills demonstrated throughout the year. While there are a number of awards, the “Future Prime Minister Award” is awarded to the delegate who best embodies student political leadership. In the eyes of their peers the winner has demonstrated the drive, determination and ability expected of higher office holders.

This year, the CASA membership voted for Ossama Nasrallah to receive this prestigious designation for his incredibly outgoing personality, his aptitude for public speaking, his natural leadership qualities, and his ability to become involved in everything.

“It’s safe to say that Nova Scotia Student Leaders represented themselves extremely well at the national student advocacy level this year, and we were quite pleased that this was recognized by other student leaders across the country” says Students Nova Scotia (StudentsNS) Executive Director Tristan Bray, who was also pleased to see Annie Sirois, President of the St. FX Student Union and Chair of StudentsNS, receive “CASA’s Next Executive Director” award for her incredible contributions to CASA over two years as a delegate.