Neko Butt is an electrical engineering technology student at College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s, graduating in April 2017. Originally from Pinware, Neko hopes to return home and work in Labrador once he graduates.

A 2014 graduate of Labrador Straits Academy, Neko was the recipient of various academic and sports awards, including sportsmanship awards in basketball and cross country. He was also nominated—and got special recognition—for the Schulich Leader Scholarship.

Neko has volunteered with the Pinware Recreation Committee, Pinware Town Council, 30 Hour Famine, and has coached cross country running. He has also dedicated time to tutoring friends in various subjects. Additionally, Neko has worked with Parks Canada at the Pinware River Provincial Park.