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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

Hammond ceremony.

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

about 13,500.




“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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