Excellence in Public Education Awards 2022

District 8 OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation) and the Avon Maitland District School Board are pleased to recognize the winners of this year's Excellence in Public Education Awards. Award recipients include secondary students, secondary teachers, support staff members, administrators, and community members. 

Once again in 2022, the Excellence in Education Committee has decided to hold a virtual event instead of an in-person event. A video has been produced which includes greetings from the Provincial OSSTF Treasurer and the AMDSB Director of Education, as well as photos and descriptions of all of the award winners.

We invite the Huron and Perth communities to celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding individuals with us.

 
 

Read the Program

 

2022 Excellence in Public Education Award Recipients

Student Achievement Awards

Marina Coakley (GDCI) - Grade 9-10 Prose and Poetry - “Between the Moments”
Amelia Farrish (SMDCVI) - Grade 11-12 Prose and Poetry - “Dear Hopeless”
John Wei Cameron (SDSS) - Grade 9-12 Media - Song “Sun Goddess”
Elly McRae (GDCI) - Grade 9-10 Visual - Painting “Reality Check”
Neeka deVries (SMDCVI) - Grade 11-12 Visual - Painting “Seven Billion Stories”

AMDSB

Erin Jones
Jodi Froud

Pictured below, with her award: Jodi Froud

Photo of Jodi Froud holding her award in front of an OYAP promotional display

Avon Maitland Remote Learning School (AMRLS)

Noah Crawford
Bridget Becker
Lynnette Gerber
Jennifer Turner

Screenshot from video call, showing Bridget Becker, Noah Crawford, Lynnette Gerber, and Jennifer Turner.

ESSP (Education Support Staff Professionals)

Rebecca Strang (IT department)
Marcia Tweddle (Technical Resource Assistant (TRA), Shakespeare Public School, Romeo Public School)
Michael Terry (Educational Assistant (EA), Upper Thames Elementary School)
Sarah Stoll (Educational Assistant (EA), Goderich Public School)
Katie Fifield (Child and Youth Worker (CYW), Romeo Public School)

Pictured below with their awards: Rebecca Strang, Marcia Tweddle, Sarah Stoll, and Katie Fifield.

Photo of Rebecca Strang holding her awardPhoto of Marcia Tweddle holding her awardPhoto of Sarah Stoll holding her awardPhoto of Katie Fifield holding her award

Central Huron Secondary School

Gin Hughes
Kyra Leddy
Krista Kohnert
Mary Cardno

Pictured below with their awards, from left to right: Mary Cardno, Kyra Leddy, Gin Hughes, Krista Kohnert

Group photo in front of Phoenix art work at CHSS: Mary Cardno, Kyra Leddy, Gin Hughes, Krista Kohnert

FE Madill Secondary School

Emily Bieman
Katherine Roppel
Anne Guay
Ruth Latour

Pictured below with their awards, from left to right: Katherine Roppel, Anne Guay, Emily Bieman, Ruth Latour

Group photo of award winners holding their awards surrounding the FE Madill sign. From left to right: Katherine Roppel, Anne Guay, Emily Bieman, Ruth Latour

Goderich District Collegiate Institute

Hannah Carmichael
Haedon Evanski
Grace Taylor
Amy Duckworth

Pictured below with their awards, from left to right: Hannah Carmichael, Grace Taylor, Haedon Evanski, Jacob Duckworth (accepting posthumously on behalf of his mother Amy), Principal Jana Bayer-Smith. 

Group photo of award recipients holding their awards. From left to right, Hannah Carmichael, Grace Taylor, Haedon Evanski, Jacob Duckworth, and Jana Bayer-Smith

Listowel District Secondary School

Heni Nuraini
Samantha Gerretsen
Lisa Thomas
Christine Wick

Pictured below, from left to right: Christine Wick, Heni Nuraini, Lisa Thomas, and Samantha Gerretsen

Photo of award winners Christine Wick, Heni Nuraini, Lisa Thomas, and Samantha Gerretsen

Mitchell District High School

Kyle Eisler
Emma Goetz
Diane Yausie
Travis Davis

Stratford District Secondary School

Hewan Amare
Anouar Hmidi
Nirav Patel
Monica Hudak

Pictured below, from left to right: Principal Kim Crawford, Hewan Amare, Anouar Hmidi, Nirav Patel, Monica Hudak, and OSSTF Committee Representative Joyce DeDecker.

Photo of Principal Kim Crawford, Hewan Amare, Anouar Hmidi, Nirav Patel, Monica Hudak, and OSSTF Committee Representative Joyce DeDecker.

South Huron District High School

Hannah Forrester
Christian Pittao
Deb Oke
Liz Stuckless

Pictured below, from left to right: Vice Principal Rich Sumstad, Deb Oke, Liz Gee, Hannah Forester, Christian Pittao, and Principal Ed Havenga. 

Photo of SHDHS Vice Principal Rich Sumstad, award winners Deb Oke, Liz Gee, Hannah Forester, Christian Pittao, and Principal Ed Havenga. Award winners hold their awards. All stand side by side with a brick wall behind them.

St. Marys District Collegiate and Vocational School

Garrett Guymer
Neeka deVries
Ian Moore
Ian Morton

Pictured below with their awards, from left to right: Ian Morton, Garret Guymer, Neeka deVries, and Ian Morton.

Pictured with their awards, from left to right: Ian Morton, Garret Guymer, Neeka deVries, and Ian Morton.

Best Buddies Award

Jase Caesar (Brookside PS)
Kenneth Mercer (Brookside PS)

Pictured below with their awards: Kenneth Mercer and Jase Caesar

Photo of Kenneth Mercer and Jase Caesar holding their awards