Bravo to students recognized by CDSBEO CANDICE VETTER

II in Hammond for patience, understand- ing and her kind welcoming spirit; Isabelle Dufour of St. Jude in Vankleek Hill for her compassion, kindness and hard work; Liam Veinotte of St. Mary’s in Chesterville for his work including shaving his head and rais- ing over $1000 for cancer research; Miriam Pereira of St. Patrick in Rockland for her love for others and helping build charac- ter; Christian Ouimet of St. Francis Xavier in Hammond for helping with the football team, the breakfast club and for his musi- cianship; Alexander Brisson also of St. FX for passion, dedication, excellence in studies and fundraising for Relay for Life; Spencer Ellsworth of St. Thomas Aquinas in Russell for kind consideration, praise and encour- agement to peers, and his active participa- tion; and Tamara Hamilton, also of STA for giving 100% effort in sports, the Envirothon team, and her outstanding 4-H participa- tion including showing at Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. All the students also had many other achievements.

Nine exceptional students of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario were recognized at the Bravo Breakfast held April 8 at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Russell. Awards were presented by board chair- person Brent Laton, Trustee for Prescott and Russell counties Sue Wilson and Director of Education William Gartland. Also on hand to congratulate the deserving students were Superintendent Marg Shea-Lawrence, Trustee Ron Eamer, Associate Director of Education Gordon Greffe, Archbishop Pren- dergast of the Ottawa Diocese, other school and church officials, Russell Township may- or J.P. St. Pierre, and parents. Awards were presented to : Bryson Ket- tles-Strutt of Mother Teresa in Russell for making a difference in the community and school; London Belanger of Pope John Paul

London Belanger (left) and Miriam Pereira receive their Bravo awards from CDSBEO Chair Brent Laton, Trustee SueWilson and Director of Education Bill Gartland.

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vantaged students. Assistance can take many forms from aid for special medical needs, school supplies, even to participa- tion in sports and cultural programs either part of or outside of the regular school sys- tem. The foundation, in partnership with local students at RDHS helped members of a Rockland family who had lost their home last winter because of a fire. This year’s guest of honour list for the April 19 Breakfast for Champions event in- cludes Jean-Marc Lalonde, former MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, who has been involved in youth sports programs as a coach, manager, and general cheerleader for several decades. He will be inaugurat- ed as an honourary executive foundation member. Deadline to confirm attendance at the Champions for Kids Breakfast is April 15 by phone to either Jeff Campbell or Mary-Lynn Wilcox at 446-7347 or email to either Jef- or mary-lynn. Any donation to the Champions for Kids Foundation breakfast is welcome.


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ROCKLAND | Anyone who has ever want- ed to be a hero can take that first step next week at the hockey academy in Rockland. Rockland District High School (RDHS) hosts the Champions for Kids Kickoff Break- fast April 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The event marks the launch of this season’s Champions for Kids awareness program for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). The UCDSB’s Champions for Kids Foun- dation project was inaugurated by David Thomas with the aim of offering financial help when and where possible for disad-

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