The 2011 Bravo Breakfast Award winners (front from left): Nicholas Vandruff, St.
Thomas Aquinas CHS, MacKenzie Hurtubise, St. Francis Xavier CHS, Cassidy Lafleche
(holding sign), St. Patrick Catholic School, Sarah Krawczyk, St. Jude Catholic School,
Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast; (back row) Christina Goddard, Pope John
St. Francis Xavier CHS.
Bravo for outstanding students
The awards acknowledge the efforts and achievements of students enrolled in
English-language Catholic schools.
Each school selected one student for the award. In the case of Catholic high schools, one
student was selected from both the elementary and secondary divisions.
Honoured at this year’s awards were: Ardra Gareau, Mother Teresa Catholic School
(Russell), Christina Goddard, Pope John Paul II Catholic School, (Hammond), Sarah
Krawczyk, St. Jude Catholic School
(Vankleek Hill), Kurtis Zandbelt, St. Mary
Catholic School (Chesterville), Cassidy
Lafleche, St. Patrick Catholic School
(Rockland), MacKenzie Hurtubise
(Elementary) and Ginny Callaghan
(Secondary), St. Francis Xavier CHS
(Hammond), and Nicholas Vandruff
St. Thomas Aquinas CHS (Hammond).
Director of Education William Gartland
achievers in each of our schools across the
eight counties served by the CDSBEO. “The
students who are celebrated at the Bravo
Breakfast are unsung heroes who are
significant, positive contributors to the life
of the school and the Catholic school
to meet them, and to share this special day
with their parents.”
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, of the
Ottawa Archdiocese, attended the
Other presentations were held in
Brockville, Cornwall, and Smiths Falls.
The Catholic District School Board of
EasternOntario operates 40 elementary and
ten secondary schools. Total enrolment is
“Believing InAchieving” is the credo of
Plantagenet Public School, which has
earned the Upper Canada District School
Award for excellence in planning and
Principal Susan Kelly said it was an
Plantagenet continuously work toward
making sure that each student’s needs are
met so that every childwill develop to his or
her fullest potential,” she said.
“Everything we do here is centered on
for an award. The real reward is seeing the
We are a family at Plantagenet. We do it
because we care.”
UCDSB Director of Education David K.
Thomas discussed Tag the Top! , a leadership
initiative he spearheaded, that teaches
groups of school administrators and staff
new leadership skills which can assist them
in building a community that is focused on
supporting the success of all students.
In the school’s application for the award,
Plantagenet proved that its School Success
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cent graduation rate, that all staff members
were included in the planning and
implementation of the School Success Plan.
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