Aldershot Elementary School
Nathan Davis is kind to everyone and he respects the opinions of everyone. He can be relied on to help anyone, including teachers. He sets personal and academic goals and always submits his best work. Always with a positive outlook on life, Nathan has been on the Student Leadership Team this year and has helped create many fun opportunities that have increased student engagement and school spirit.
Alexander's Public School
Dara Obied is an incredible person who is always there to help out anyone at school. She is a true leader on the court during school sports but also in the music room too. Dara exudes kindness to all, is strong academically and her learning skills are impressive.
Alton Village Public School
Aveline Desousa is a respectful, kind, empathetic and caring student. Her mature work ethic, responsible behaviour and positive attitude provides leadership by example. She consistently puts tremendous effort into all of her class work and is always looking for opportunities to think outside the box. Aveline values inclusivity and ensures that all members of her group are included and feel respected. A positive influence, Aveline always puts a lot of thought into her contributions to class and group discussions and makes an extra effort to listen to and respond to the ideas of others.
Brant Hills Public School
Isabela Bijelic has been involved in all areas of school life from the arts to athletics over her 10 years at Brant Hills. She has consistently been a positive influence in the school community for both staff and students and willingly helps when needed. A well rounded student who approaches all learning opportunities with a positive attitude, Isabela’s determination and drive to be successful is evident in her academic achievements, athletic successes and leadership skills.
Bruce T. Lindley Public School
Starting every day and greeting every person with a smile is one of the many reasons why Noah Prohnitchi is Bruce T. Lindley's Student of Excellence. He is thoughtful and kind, helping others in many ways, and never seeking recognition for the things that he has done. In the classroom, Noah works with great focus and attention to detail, while still finding time to help others and to share his joy of learning. Involved in his school community, he seeks out challenges for himself, and he always looks for ways to go above and beyond with every task.
Burlington Central Elementary School
Aditi Iyer demonstrates excellence in all aspects of school life. She exudes strong leadership skills through her Student Senate Leadership Role and is active in the school community by helping to organize and facilitate activities such as Spirit Days. Aditi strives for excellence in all areas and consistently works hard to improve her school work. She goes out of her way to help students in her class and engage them in conversation and activities. A leader, Aditi's willingness to work with a variety of students is a reflection of her kind and compassionate demeanour.
C.H. Norton Public School
Avery is a strong leader in our school and the HDSB Student Senate. She is inclusive of others, a positive role model, and incredibly mindful of issues related to equity and diversity (e.g., gender neutral washrooms was an action goal for her as part of the Student Senate work). Avery is a good friend to others and strives to do her very best academically on a consistent basis. Avery is also a leader on the Student Leadership Team at CH Norton.
Central Public School
When it comes to learning and her school community Katie Love is as dedicated as they come. Her desire to extend her learning and to put forth her best effort make her an excellent role model. Always willing to go the extra mile when completing projects, Katie treats her peers kindly and with respect as well as adults in the school. She’s an integral part of the school community, volunteering her time to help out with initiatives such as virtual announcements. spirit days and helping in the library. She participates in all areas of school life with enthusiasm and shows a genuine love of learning.
Charles R. Beaudoin Public School
Kai Hallett is an excellent student who always puts forth his best effort in all academic tasks. He is also a kind individual who is well liked by his peers. He is always able to find ways to boost the morale of others and is a leader as part of the school's well being committee.
Clarksdale Public School
Braelyn King is a student at Clarksdale who consistently models our motto of ‘Imagine, Believe, Achieve Your Dreams’. She is an active leader in our school seeking out opportunities to better her school community including her work on the Bullying Prevention and Awareness Team. A determined student who sets high goals for herself inside and outside of the classroom, Braelyn is always dedicated to see her work through to success. Her approachable nature and ability to respectfully communicate with anyone she works with is a great strength. She is a role model for her peers and the younger students in our school to see what dedication and hard work towards a goal can produce.
Dr. Charles Best Public School
Froilan Pagaduan has consistently demonstrated excellence in character and learning skills. He is an example of a student that can be calm, caring and creative in his day to day interactions with others and consistently makes good choices even when no one is watching. Froilan readily accepts opportunities to demonstrate citizenship in our school as an ambassador, announcer, or just to lend a hand and a kind heart. You can expect to see Froilan consistently giving 100 per cent in all that he does.
Florence Meares Public School
Emre Ulusoy consistently sets ambitious goals for himself, especially in academic areas. He approaches all new learning with an eagerness to do exceptionally well and, as routine, plans and organizes his work to make the most of his time at Florence Meares. When in a group, Emre is goal oriented, collaborates with focus and the desire for the team to be successful. Emre is certainly an excellent student where his commitment to his education is exemplary.
Frontenac Public School
Grace Krish is an incredibly deserving recipient of Frontenac’s Student of Excellence Award for the 2021-22 school year. During her time at Frontenac Public School, Grace has consistently been a recognizable figure within the school community. Her high academic standards and pursuits, genuine curiosity for learning, extensive participation in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, and honest care and consideration for others exemplify the definition of excellence. A student who puts forth tremendous effort in all subject areas, strives for constant growth and improvement, Grace is supportive and encouraging of others.
Glenview Public School
Quinn Miller is closely attached to the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Constantly learning about and challenging himself, he enjoys applying this knowledge in ways that can be demonstrated in incredible ways. It could be programming LED lights on a Christmas tree to accompany the music for the virtual holiday video or designing a motion-activated "greeter" for a science project. Quinn has an expressive linguistic side as well as he loves to write a story using demonstrative and descriptive language that grabs and keeps the reader's attention. In the classroom, on the playground, and on Glenview cross-country and junior volleyball teams, one will find one of Quinn's best attributes and that is his leadership skills. He sets examples for others to follow.
John T. Tuck Public School
Riley Collinson is a high academic achieving student who is a great classmate that gets along well with everyone. She is willing to take a leadership role and also follow along with others' ideas. Riley participates actively in all offered extra curriculars this year including the volleyball team, cross country, basketball club and badminton. A high level athlete in basketball outside of school, Riley is described by her teachers as an all around great student.
John William Boich Public School
Félicitations to Julien Lalonde who is representing JWB as the Student of Excellence for 2021-2022. Julien encompasses all the qualities of an exemplary student who is recognized and held in high regard for his academic excellence and leadership. An outstanding student who strives for excellence and builds a strong school community, Julien is a remarkable student who has been a strong member of our student leadership body for a number of years. A kind natured student who cares for his fellow students, Julien demonstrates the JWB Jaguar ways of Respect, Kindness, Honesty and Forgiveness on a daily basis.
Kilbride Public School
In addition to being engaged by and extremely successful in all areas of academics, Leah Mytnowych is a model citizen. The respect and kindness she gives to other students is always on display: walking the room to offer Math help to different students, taking a few minutes outside in the hall to listen to an upset or stressed student, a compliment or words of encouragement for a fellow athlete - this is Leah. Finally, her involvement on Student Senate and Kilbride's Student Leadership Team demonstrate Leah's innate ability to lead her school and fellow students down exciting paths.
King's Road Public School
Andrew McAlpine brings an energy and passion for learning to his class every day. His natural curiosity coupled with this ability to work with adults and peers alike allows him to lead and support his classmates. Andrew achieves a high academic standing through hard work, natural talent and a willingness to learn from the group as well as elevate the group.
Lakeshore Public School
Sophie Campbell is an exemplary role model for her peers. She approaches all learning opportunities with a high degree of enthusiasm, passion, and curiosity. Sophie is a highly motivated, self-directed learner who diligently strives for excellence in everything that she does. When presented with a challenge, Sophie displays perseverance, flexibility, innovation, and exceptional problem-solving skills. Her consistently cheerful disposition and positive outlook have had a positive impact on her peers and the classroom learning environment.
Makwendam Public School
Ana Gaudon is the true embodiment of all of the characteristics of a student of excellence. In her time at Makwendam, she has demonstrated to her peers and educators that she is a sincere, kind, honest, hardworking and dedicated student who stands out as a leader in the classroom and in the Makwendam community. Academically, Ana goes above and beyond the expectations of any task that she is given and excels in all areas of the curriculum, showing a genuine passion and interest for learning. She is particularly passionate about issues of social justice. The first one to volunteer when an opportunity arises, Ana always puts forth her best effort and perseveres with great success in every challenge.
Maplehurst Public School
Dave Kaul is not only an exemplary student who displays strong academic and leadership qualities but is also respected and loved by all his teachers and peers. He continues to set himself apart from his peers with his optimistic attitude and dedication to learning. Dave is an inclusive and genuine student who makes everyone feel that they are a valued member of our community. A compassionate student, Dave’s involvement in various school clubs such as the school volleyball team, Planet Patrol Club and Mindfulness Club demonstrates Dave’s interest in protecting the environment, embracing diversity and creating positive change.
Mohawk Gardens Public School
A student of academic excellence with a positive attitude, Paige Ciancone always puts forth her best effort. A member of the leadership and volleyball teams, she is always willing to help other students.
Orchard Park Public School
Allegra Watson has navigated the ever-changing challenges over the past few years with resilience and tenacity. While she excels academically and artistically, she also leads by example in other areas. Organized, focused and independent, Allegra is consistently engaged in her own learning and development. Within the classroom and beyond, she is a role model to her peers, approaching new and challenging situations with an open mind. She is inclusive, not only showing acceptance of others, but ensuring that everyone feels valued and celebrated for their contributions. Allegra continues to build her self-confidence and looks for opportunities to be involved in the school community by participating in clubs like GSA, Eco Club, Wellness and Leadership.
Paul A. Fisher Public School
Molly Klass is a hard working responsible student who looks for opportunities daily to be inclusive and to help others. She seeks opportunities to get involved in sports, arts, and interests of her own. When things do not come easily to Molly she perseveres to find a solution and to improve her skills.
Pauline Johnson Public School
Alyssia Kern is one of Pauline Johnson PS’s most positive and well rounded students. Her teachers describe her as a creative and insightful individual who works equally well with any group across all subjects. She is a kind and considerate leader amongst her classmates. In whatever project Alyssia embarks on, be it academically, athletically or artistically, she gives nothing but her best effort, every time.
Pineland Public School
Cecelia Sheehan has gone above and beyond to contribute to the positive atmosphere at Pineland with her outstanding extra-curricular involvement and academic achievement. Cece consistently upholds our school's Panther Pillars. She shows great kindness and respect to her peers and teachers in how she conducts herself every day, such as by always thanking her teachers for their help, consistently offering to help others, and respecting her classmates' opinions. An exceptional leader, Cece has taken part in cross country, senior girls volleyball, flag football, intermediate band, virtual winter concert film committee and student council this past school year..
Rolling Meadows Public School
Kallem Manning is an intelligent, confident, and personable student. As a leader in the class, he has earned the admiration and respect of his peers and teachers during his time at Rolling Meadows. Kallem's confidence is exemplified by his strong voice in classroom discussions, consistent demonstration of critical thinking skills and readiness to take on new challenges such as taking part in the Caribou Math contests and helping establish the Rolling Meadows Chess Club. He is also actively involved in the school community and took on leadership roles as a member of the Flag Football and Volleyball teams. Kallem's academic intelligence and commitment to school work is complemented by his strong character.
Sir Ernest MacMillan Public School
Evan Bailie genuinely cares about his school, his peers, his community and all staff and students at Macmillan. Each day he arrives ready to do his best and better the day for those around him. As a member of the Leadership Team, and a Student Senator, Evan seeks to give students a voice and have the kind of school they feel proud to attend. Kind and friendly, Evan consistently strives for personal excellence and is academically a well-rounded, high achiever, but he also wants to see those around him succeed and is generous with his time to help anyone he can through a struggle.
Tecumseh Public School
Ana Packer demonstrates excellence in the areas of academics, athletics, citizenship and student leadership. Her academic performance exceeds expectations in all areas; she always strives for opportunities to extend her learning especially in the area of mathematics. Further, Ana is a gifted artist who has a passion for drawing and applies her creativity to all tasks. She is also a collaborative teammate and athletic role model. A naturally gifted athlete, she participates in all team sports and openly welcomes new players and models commitment through her strong and consistent participation. Ana’s citizenship and leadership is also exemplary - she is a true Tecumseh tiger.
Tom Thomson Public School
Michael Sutherland is being presented this recognition for demonstrating strong academic achievement through his exemplary initiative, intrinsic motivation and thoughtful contributions to classroom discourse. A respectful, kind and empathetic student who through word and action advocates for the rights of others, he makes the people around him feel respected and cared for each day. Through his contributions, he has helped deepen our school culture of caring. Michael is part of many extracurricular activities and has demonstrated a high level of student engagement and continuously strives for excellence, asking questions and listening attentively to further his understanding.
Aldershot High School
Adam Spyridakis has consistently proven to be a student with an eagerness to learn. In addition to being a high-achieving student academically, Adam spends a great deal of time supporting his peers. His positive attitude and willingness to take risks is admirable. Adam looks for opportunities to be involved in his school community, and the community surrounding the school. Adam has stood out as an outstanding student since the start of the school year. A supremely curious mind, he sets high goals for himself and achieves them by sticking to basics: being responsible, reliable and organized. He is consistent and persistent in his efforts, is empathetic towards peers, and shows great care towards peers and community. Adam has been working at a retirement home for quite some time and has been giving back to the community by working voluntarily as a lifeguard and at the Halton Down Syndrome Association.
Burlington Central High School
Trinity Vanderkooi is an exceptional academic and strong student leader. She is laser-focused on her academics, but also lighthearted, humorous, and kind. She is a star athlete in multiple sports and is the President of the BCHS Athletic Council. She takes every opportunity to try new things and is not afraid to fail; everything is a learning experience for Trinity. She is positive and dependable; when you want something done well, you ask Trinity to lead. All of those who have worked with Trinity rave about her great attitude, work ethic, cheerfulness and willingness to make a difference.
Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School
Jada Johnson is a dedicated, thoughtful and passionate student whose work is always meticulous and strives to continually improve. Jada brings a passion to learning that is infectious and she has a positive impact on the classroom culture. She has amazing peer relationships and is a natural leader who is well respected by both staff and students. This year, Jada started and runs the Black Student Alliance. She has created a safe space for students to meet and discuss important issues and organized and oversaw events for Black History Month. Her insight, sensitivity, and passionate pursuit of information are just some of the myriad characteristics that make Jada an excellent student, a strong leader, and a well-rounded young woman.
Gary Allan High School
Grace Hewitt graduated at the end of Semester 1 after a number of challenging years at mainstream high schools, before coming to Gary Allan High School three years ago. Grace overcame many personal and life situations while attending Gary Allan to regain her focus on her academic studies and career goals. She developed her leadership skills and became a positive role model for many of her peers in which her influence inspired other students to improve their attendance and academic achievement as well. Grace achieved high academic scores and maintained positive relationships that will benefit her in her post-secondary plans.
M.M. Robinson High School
Shannon Guilday is an excellent representative for MMR for both her academic ability and for her leadership in the classroom and school. She is a student who willingly contributes in class discussions and the life of the school, and often generously helps other students, boosting their academic success and confidence.
Nelson High School
Everything Arwen Montgomery does conforms to the word excellence. She is caring and supportive to all, and dedicates her time through student council, Link Crew and many more school clubs. An academically solid student, she plans to give back to her community after graduating high school.