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June 17, 2021

Bluewater District School Board provincial, national, and international awards recognized

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At the Regular Meeting of the Board held on June 15, 2021, Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) recognized students and staff who were provincial, national, and international award recipients during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which limited many activities, students and staff from our local public education system showcased excellence in a broad range of categories, including athletics, science, mathematics, teaching, and scholarships, among others.

“We are extremely proud of the outstanding accomplishments of our students and staff at the provincial, national, and international levels, and we extend our deepest congratulations,” says BWDSB Chair Jane Thomson. “These examples are a small representation of the many amazing achievements that continue to occur in our schools, which are especially impressive during these times. Thanks are also owed to those who have inspired, encouraged, and supported this wonderful success.”   

2019-20 School Year

Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Cross Country Running

Women Novice 4K (Silver)...... Brooklyn Quanz, Saugeen District Senior School

OFSAA Nordic Skiing Senior Girls Cross Country Skiing

(Bronze)...... Janna Wardell, Owen Sound District Secondary School

Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA)

Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award...... Islay Graham, Hepworth Central Public School

Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA) Healthy Schools Certification

Gold...... Beavercrest Community School

Certified...... Dawnview Public School

2020-21 School Year

Canada-Wide Science Fair – Virtual (Ottawa, ON)
Junior Division

Bronze...... Caleb Dawson, Arran-Tara Elementary School

Intermediate Division

Bronze and Shad Canada Scholarship Award...... Islay Graham, Owen Sound District Secondary School

Caribou Mathematics Contest / Caribou Cup
Grade 3/4 Level

1st Place...... Nived Menon, Alexandra Community School

Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence

Ontario Certificate of Achievement...... Tyler Boyle, Teacher, Macphail Memorial Elementary School

Ontario National Archery in School Program (NASP) Championship, Virtual Tournament
Virtual Girl’s Middle School Division

1st Place...... Taylor Donaldson, Hillcrest Elementary School

E  3rd Place...... Alissa Negus, Hillcrest Elementary School

Virtual Team – Elementary School Division

2nd Place...... Hillcrest Elementary School

Virtual Team – Middle School Division

1st Place...... Hillcrest Elementary School

Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Video Competition: Grade 4-8

3rd Place...... Zuhayr Abbas, Zander Alpaugh, Shrey Desai, Mya Downey, and Emma Redmond, Northport Elementary School

It has also been announced that Avryl Bender of John Diefenbaker Senior School was recently selected from among over 6,000 applicants to receive the McCall MacBain provincial award from the Loran Scholars Foundation.

 


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