OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

March 14, 2010 16:28 ET

Media Advisory-OSSTF/FEESO: Julia Forrest, a Student From E.L. Crossley SS Wins Provincial Education Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 2010) - Julia Forrest, a student from E.L. Crossley SS, is the recipient of the highest honour that the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) can bestow upon a student-the Student Achievement Award.

Julia won the Intermediate, grades 9-10 applied/essential division in the prose or poetry category of this prestigious award for her entry entitled, Earth vs Man. She was sponsored by her teacher Kristen Corcoran.

The Federation honoured Julia with the Student Achievement Award by presenting a cash prize of $300 and framed certificate at the OSSTF/FEESO annual meeting, March 13, 2010.

The awards were presented for five divisions in the prose/poetry category:

- intermediate grades 9-10 academic;

- intermediate grades 9-10 applied/essential;

- senior, grades 11-12 university;

- senior, grades 11-12 college/workplace; and

- French.

And for creative category there are three divisions:

- intermediate visual arts;

- senior visual arts;

- French or English video/audio/animation.

Entries are judged at four successive levels: school, district, regional and provincial. The competition is open to all Ontario public high school students. This year's theme was Suppress Excess.

The contest was created in honour of Marion Drysdale, who died of cancer in 1983 just after retiring from the position of secretary to the general secretary of OSSTF/FEESO. Drysdale was noted for her keen interest in reading and history.

A booklet containing all the winning student submissions can be obtained on request from the OSSTF/FEESO provincial office. A professionally produced DVD about the students and their work is also available.

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.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
    Randy Banderob
    March 13-15, 2010 - 416.528.5637;
    after these dates 416.751.8300