Rose of Tralee

Newfoundland & Labrador Rose: Bridgette Abbott

Summer is coming, and I can’t wait to lock my classroom doors and head to Ireland to celebrate my heritage -  which originates from County Kilkenny, Wexford and North Tipperary from both the Cuff and Butler families. I am a native of Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador, where I was raised as the youngest of eight children.

I am a twenty seven year old Special Education Teacher, and am heading into a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies. I am an avid volunteer, and am involved with numerous non-profit organizations and charities. I have recently become a “Big Sister” through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and I enjoy spending quality time with my little sister and keeping her active in the community.  I have been awarded both the Queen’s (England) Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by the Governor General of Canada in recognition of my continued volunteer efforts. Leadership and teamwork are also an area of interest, and I am involved with a number of boards and societies.  

I have a heart for travel, and have visited fourteen different countries - teaching in the United Kingdom for four months along the way. I love being able to help mould young minds, inspire, and watch the students learn and grow.