OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

March 12, 2011 15:33 ET

Media Release: OSSTF/FEESO-Student Achievement Awards 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2011) -

Attention: Assignment editor and education reporters

This morning at the annual meeting of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO), students from across Ontario were 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 Become the Solution: Words into Action.

OSSTF/FEESO President Ken Coran presented the awards, assisted by The Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Education.

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;
  • French.

And for creative entries there are three categories:

  • intermediate visual art;
  • senior visual art; and
  • French or English video/audio/animation.

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
District   Student   Teacher   School   Entry
22   Aurora McLaughlin   Karly Straitton   Grimsby SS   "The Cold Shoulder"
CATEGORY A-2:
INTERMEDIATE, 9-10 APPLIED/ESSENTIAL
District   Student   Teacher   School   Entry
1   Keisha Iahtail   Bill McGillis   Timmins High & Vocational School   "Shannen Koostachin: A Youth Leader Who Became the Solution"
CATEGORY A-3:
SENIOR, 11-12 UNIVERSITY
District   Student   Teacher   School   Entry
11   Amy Hanif   Jane Hardy   Westminster SS   "Paladins of Change"
CATEGORY A-4:
SENIOR, 11-12 COLLEGE/ WORKPLACE
District   Student   Teacher   School   Entry
11   Mellisa Elliott   Catherine Leatherdale   Strathroy CI   "Hall Brothers"
CATEGORY A-5:
FRENCH
District   Student   Teacher   School   Entry
30   Alyssa-Lynn LeForte   Caroline Bernard   Centre Jules-Léger   "Mon amie, mon alliée"
Category B-1:
INTERMEDIATE VISUAL ART
District   Student   Teacher   School   Entry
21   Susan Huang   Silvia D'Agruma   Sherwood SS   "One With Nature"
Category B-2:
SENIOR VISUAL ART
District   Student   Teacher   School   Entry
12   Ana Zolotuho   Vivian Payne   Western Technical Commercial School   "Words Into trees"
Category B-3:
FRENCH OR ENGLISH VIDEO/AUDIO/ANIMATION
District   Student   Teacher   School   Entry
21   Joshua Wald   Rick Kowalchuk   Sir John A. MacDonald SS   "Mice of the Mice Colony"

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.

Contact Information

  • Randy Banderob at 416.432.3304
    or after March 14 at 416.751.8300