OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

March 05, 2008 14:36 ET

OSSTF: Students From Across Ontario Honoured for Their Outstanding Abilities and Creativity

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) -

Attention: Assignment editor and education reporters



OSSTF will honour student award winners
Saturday, March 8, 11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom, (Lower Concourse)
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON


OSSTF's Marion Drysdale Awards will, for the 21st consecutive year, honour students from across Ontario for their outstanding abilities and creativity. This year's theme was Necessity.

OSSTF President Ken Coran will present the awards, assisted by Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education.

The awards are presented for poem or essay submissions in five prose/poetry categories:

- intermediate grades 9-10 academic

- intermediate grades 9-10 applied/essential;

- senior grades 11-12 university;

- senior, grades 11-12 college/workplace;

- French; and

And for creative entries there are three categories:

- 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.

The award winners, their teachers and guests will be available for photos and interviews following the presentation.

A media package that contains a booklet reproducing the award winning submissions will be released at the ceremony.

TELEVISION NEWS PRODUCERS PLEASE NOTE:

The Drysdale 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 provincial office to arrange delivery.

The 2008 Marion Drysdale Award winners are:



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Student Category Entry Title School Teacher
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Kevin Intermediate, Hope's Flame Sarnia CITS, Stephen Lynch
Basham 9-10 Academic Sarnia
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Rebekah Senior, 11-12, Thirst Cameron Heights Suzanne Craig-
Parker University CI, Waterloo Whytock
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Kristen Senior, 11-12, Keep the Green North Peel SS, Joan Mee
Cook College/ Alive Brampton
Workplace
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Leenah French Les desirs, sont- Port Credit SS, Suzanne
Oozeerally ils synonymes de Mississauga Kehrer
besoins?
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Tiffany Visual art, Strands of Color Unionville HS, Lori Comerford
Shin Intermediate Unionville
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Livia Visual art, Senior Reverse Osmosis Bluevale CI, Kris Kominar
Raptis Waterloo
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Alec Visual art, Needs for One, Paris DHS, Lori Hawkins
Bell video/audio/anim Needs for All Paris, ON
ation, French or
English
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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 (OSSTF/FEESO)
    Doug Little
    (416) 751-8300 or Cell (416) 577-5997