TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 11, 2015) -
Attention: Assignment editor and education reporters
On Saturday March 14, 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.
For over twenty-five years, the Student Achievement Awards have been one of Ontario's most prestigious awards celebrating the artistic and academic creations of students in public high schools. Any Ontario public high school student may enter work into one of eight categories and submissions are judged on school, district, regional and provincial levels. The eight provincial winners are brought to Toronto to receive their awards at the OSSTF/FEESO annual general meeting and they are featured in a twenty minute video. Each provincial winner also receives a cash award of $1,000.
This year's theme, Transforming Character(s)... inspired students to explore the topic through prose, poetry, painting and video.
OSSTF/FEESO President Paul Elliott will present awards to the following:
|Prose and Poetry Division|
|Category A1—Intermediate, 9-10 Academic|
|Curtis Jeffrey, Goderich District Collegiate Institute, District 8, Avon Maitland|
|Category A2—Intermediate, 9-10 Applied/Essential|
|Cassie Dodge, Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School, District 10, Lambton Kent|
|Category A3—Senior, 11-12 University|
|Sarah Ariza-Verreault, Pickering High School, District 13, Durham|
|Category A4—Senior, 11-12 College/ Workplace|
|John Welsh, Ajax High School, District 13, Durham|
|Tristan Gill, Académie catholique Ange-Gabriel, District 33, District de l'Est, Unité 66|
|Category B1—Visual Arts, Intermediate, 9-10|
|Daniel Ding, Markham District High School, District 16, York Region|
|Category B2—Visual Arts, Senior, 11-12|
|Emilia Radziwonik, Cawthra Park Secondary School, District 19, Peel|
|Category B3—Digital Arts, 9-12|
|Shun Yu Rao, Colonel By Secondary School, District 25, Ottawa-Carleton|
TELEVISION NEWS PRODUCERS PLEASE NOTE:
The Student Achievement Awards ceremony features a professionally produced twenty minute video about the students and their winning submissions. Please contact the OSSTF/FEESO provincial office to order a copy.
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, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education.