OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

March 08, 2012 15:08 ET

OSSTF/FEESO Student Achievement Awards 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 8, 2012) -

Attention: Assignment editor and education reporters

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;
  • French.

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
District Student Teacher School Entry
6A Thunder Bay Jessica Serson Alexandra Kraft-Wilson Hammarskjold High School "Butterflies and Salt"
CATEGORY A-2:
INTERMEDIATE, 9-10 APPLIED/ESSENTIAL WRITING
District Student Teacher School Entry
6A Thunder Bay Lilyanna McKay Rose Marie Cross Lakehead Alternative School "3rd World Canada: Voices of First Nations Need to be Heard"
CATEGORY A-3:
SENIOR, 11-12 UNIVERSITY WRITING
District Student Teacher School Entry
16 York Region Tae-Hu Kim Sean Pomakov Richmond Hill High School "To Dad"
CATEGORY A-4:
SENIOR, 11-12 COLLEGE/ WORKPLACE WRITING
District Student Teacher School Entry
26 Upper Canada Matthew Zelitt Rory Grant T.R. Leger School "When I Spoke"
CATEGORY A-5:
FRENCH WRITING
District Student Teacher School Entry
25 Ottawa-Carleton Farah Shabib Martine Rhéaume Colonel By Secondary School "La voix qui fit changer le monde"
Category B-1:
INTERMEDIATE VISUAL ART
District Student Teacher School Entry
14 Kawartha Pine Ridge Lucia Wallace James Matheson Cobourg District Collegiate Institute East "Facade"
Category B-2:
SENIOR VISUAL ART
District Student Teacher School Entry
22 Niagara Amanda Fragnito Michelle Pope A.N. Myer Secondary School "Are You Listening"
Category B-3:
Digital Media
District Student Teacher School Entry
19 Peel Saad Sharfuddin Angela Pitamber 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, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
    Randy Banderob
    416.432.3304
    or after March 12 at 416.751.8300
    www.osstf.on.ca