CCSTA recently had the opportunity to officially present the certificates and prizes to the winners of the Share Your Gifts Contest, which encouraged students from across the country to submit entries showcasing their value of receiving a Catholic education.
“On behalf of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association I am very proud to acknowledge Alessandra (Alyx) Drha and Leetia Lyons as the 9-12 winners of the inaugural Share Your Gifts Contest for their animated short film “What does Catholic learning mean to you?” Alessandra and Leetia have created a stunning film that showcases their reflections on Catholic Education in a unique manner, enhancing our appreciation of their message: that Catholic learning provides us with an opportunity to develop our relationship with God. Congratulations to Alessandra and Leetia for their great work, and for placing first in the contest,” says CCSTA Executive Director, John Stunt.
The awards were presented to Alyx and Leetia last week, and included in the photo (from left) are:
Mary Martin, Chair Board of Trustees’ Ward 13 & 14; Cathie Williams, Trustee Ward 11 & 12; Leetia Lyons and Alyx Drha; and Dr. Andra McGinn, Superintendent, Specialized Program Schools/Instruction/Religious Education.
Meanwhile, in Ontario, Timmins-based student Bobby Ferguson from O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School received his award for the JK-8 category.
“On behalf of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association I am very proud to acknowledge Robert (Bobby) Ferguson as the JK-8 winner of the inaugural Share Your Gifts Contest for his poster “Catholic Education”. Bobby’s poster combines clear and powerful visual images of faith with insightful reflections about the role of Catholic Education in his life. We are very pleased with his creative entry, and congratulate him on placing first in the contest.”
Pictured is Bobby Ferguson receiving his certificate and cheque from NCDSB Trustee and CCSTA Board of Director member for Ontario, Colleen Landers, who commented, “We are very proud that one our students has won this National contest and we thank all students from NCDSB who entered this contest.”
To view all the entries and to learn about the Toonies for Tuition campaign, please visit the Toonies for Tuition website.