Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) recently recognized several people for their outstanding contributions to French Catholic education during the 2011-2012 school year.
The merit awards provide an opportunity for the CSCNO to reward members of the school board who, through their efforts and actions, are accessible Catholic and francophone role models.
“We extend a great deal of gratitude to all of these members of our school community for their commitment and their contributions to the well being and advancement of their school and of the CSCNO,” Lyse-Anne Papineau, CSCNO's director of education, said in a press release.
“The Conseil scolaire takes great pride in recognizing their outstanding contributions to French Catholic education.”
Zaccharie Lefrançois – student
Lefrançois is a young man who displays great pride towards his language and his faith, according to the school board. Greatly involved in the École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur (Sudbury) pastoral committee, he provides sustained support for many school activities and to the Fédération de la jeunesse franco-ontarienne (FESFO). A dedicated volunteer, Zaccharie participates in various Community Action Networks initiatives and has invested some 700 hours of volunteer work to ensure that New Sudbury residents have access to a skating rink at the Lebel Park.
Michel Levac – teaching staff
Through the establishment of a quality music program at École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River), Michel Levac helped his students in the La Volée du Nord band win the Franco-Ontarian pride award (Coup de Coeur “fierté franco-ontarienne”) at the Quand ça nous chante music festival, the school board said. In addition to promoting community involvement, this teacher is a staunch promoter of Franco-Ontarian culture and takes part in pastoral, sports and school activities at Jeunesse-Nord.
Agathe Trottier – support staff
A committed employee for many years, Agathe Trottier contributes to the efficiency of École secondaire catholique Champlain (Chelmsford) through her expertise, knowledge, beaming personality and kind-heartedness, the school board said. Attentive to details, she understands the importance of high quality work and never ceases supporting the members of Champlain’s big family.
Jeannine Derro – administrative staff
Having followed the changing trends in the classroom from a pedagogical perspective, Jeannine Derro displays an unwavering commitment and desire to reach new professional and personal goals in her role of coordinator of the CSCNO Resource Centre, the school board said. Her constant efforts to provide high quality services enabled her library resource and printing centre team to reap the benefits offered by the advent of new technology.
Marie-Josée Bergeron – school community
A member of the École St-Dominique (Sudbury) Catholic School Council for six years, Marie-Josée Bergeron has invested a great deal of energy in school activities such as the Olympiads, family barbecue, book fair and educational outings. Well-known for her community involvement, Marie-Josée sits on the board of Our Children, Our Future and is a volunteer with the Scouts francophones du district de Sudbury, the school board said.
Posted by Laurel Myers