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Toronto, ON – Mar 08 2012 – On Saturday March 10, at 1:30 p.m. at the annual meeting of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO), students from across Ontario will be honoured for their outstanding abilities and creativity as provincial winners of the Student Achievement Awards in honour of Marion Drysdale. This year’s theme was The Right to Speak, The Responsibility to Listen.
OSSTF/FEESO President Ken Coran and Vice Presidents Harvey Bischof and Paul Elliott will present the awards.The awards presented for poem or essay submissions in six prose/poetry categories were:
• intermediate grades 9-10 academic;
• intermediate grades 9-10 applied/essential;
• senior grades 11-12 university;
• senior, grades 11-12 college/workplace;
And for creative entries there are three categories:
• intermediate visual art;
• senior visual art; and
• digital media.
Entries were judged at four successive levels: school, district, regional and provincial. The competition is open to all Ontario public high school students.
TELEVISION NEWS PRODUCERS PLEASE NOTE:
The Student Achievement Awards ceremony features a professionally produced 15-minute video about the students and their winning submissions. This video will be distributed on request for broadcast approximately one week after the ceremony. Please contact the OSSTF/FEESO provincial office to arrange delivery.
CATEGORY A-1: INTERMEDIATE, 9-10 ACADEMIC WRITING
6A Thunder Bay
Alexandra Kraft-Wilson (Teacher)
Hammarskjold High School
“Butterflies and Salt”
CATEGORY A-2: INTERMEDIATE, 9-10 APPLIED/ESSENTIAL WRITING
6A Thunder Bay
Rose Marie Cross (Teacher)
Lakehead Alternative School
“3rd World Canada: Voices of First Nations Need to be Heard”
CATEGORY A-3: SENIOR, 11-12 UNIVERSITY WRITING
16 York Region
Sean Pomakov (Teacher)
Richmond Hill High School
CATEGORY A-4: SENIOR, 11-12 COLLEGE/ WORKPLACE WRITING
26 Upper Canada
Rory Grant (Teacher)
T.R. Leger School
“When I Spoke”
CATEGORY A-5: FRENCH WRITING
Martine Rhéaume (Teacher)
Colonel By Secondary School
“La voix qui fit changer le monde”
CATEGORY B-1: INTERMEDIATE VISUAL ART
14 Kawartha Pine Ridge
James Matheson (Teacher)
Cobourg District Collegiate Institute East
CATEGORY B-2: SENIOR VISUAL ART
Michelle Pope (Teacher)
A.N. Myer Secondary School
“Are You Listening”
CATEGORY B-3: DIGITAL MEDIA
Angela Pitamber (Teacher)
Harold Braithwaite Secondary School
“Let There Be Change”
OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counsellors, and many others in education.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
Tel 416-432-3304 or after March 12 at 416-751-8300
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