Earlier this spring, the Monteregie West Community Network (MWCN) presented Community Spirit Awards to a total of 41 students from the 15 schools and centres of the New Frontiers School Board (NFSB). Each school was asked to submit the names of those who show exemplary community spirit, and each recipient received a certificate and either a bursary or gift card for Bureau en Gros.
The stories behind the students who were nominated are inspiring. For example, the three winners from Heritage Elementary School in Huntingdon are all active within both their school and the community. Alexa Moore helps in the office at school and at the Huntingdon Figure Skating Club with Addison Wallace, who was also recognized for representing Heritage at the NFSB student coalition. The third student nominated was Olivia Wallace, who planted pumpkins and then harvested and sold them to raise funds for research into children’s cancer. She donated $600 to the Canadian Cancer Society as a result of her project.
“They deserve so much recognition for their hard work and kindness,” says Tara Leggo, a teacher at Heritage Elementary. “I just think these kids are amazing people,” she says.
LIST OF WINNERS
|NOVA Career Center (2 recipients)||Natasha Trottier|
|Howard S. Billings Regional High School (1 recipient)||Riley Authier|
|St.Willibrord Elementary School (2 recipients)||Liam Sullivan|
|Mary Gardner School (2 recipients)||Evelyn Fuller|
|Centennial Park School (2 recipients)||Goldon Adewunmi|
|Harmony Elementary School (2 recipients)||Kenyah Pascal|
|Devan Ricardo Gonzalez|
|Ormstown Elementary School||Sebastien Robert-Fato|
|(9 recipients)||Travis Irving|
|Maïla Paquette Guionnet|
|HAECC (2 recipients)||Rene Gobeil|
|Krystel Cloutier Montreuil|
|Heritage Elementary School (3 recipients)||Olivia Wallace|
|Howick Elementary School (2 recipients)||Kennedy Peddie|
|Chateauguay Valley Regional High School (2 recipients)||Nelleke Nieuwenhof|
|CVCEC (2 recipients)||Holly Nowak|
|Gault Elementary School (6 recipients)||Sharlie Williams|
|Hemmingford Elementary School (2 recipients)||Charlie Jeuris|
|Franklin elementary (2 recipients)||Reagan Greenhalgh|