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Student Recognition Awards to SCHS, Banting students her heart is in everything she tackles. She is truly committed to making things happen. She is determined to make a difference and doesn’t News - There’s only 32 graduating students back down from challenges,” is how she was in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board described in the Student Recognition Awards who receive Student Recognition Awards cel- booklet at the ceremony. ebrating student leadership. Among these 32 “Hannah brings heart, commitment and are recipients from both South Carleton High dogged determination to all that she does,” is School in Richmond and the Frederick Banting how the description summed up her character. Secondary Alternate Program in Stittsville. Hannah will be attending Mount Allison All 32 were honoured at the Board’s 2014 University in Sackville, New Brunswick in the Student Recognition Awards ceremony at the fall where she will be studying biology. She Centurion Conference & Event Centre in Ne- hopes to play on the basketball team there as pean. The recipients represented each of the well. At Mount Allison, she will be joining her high schools and alternate program sites in the older sister who will be entering her fourth year Board’s jurisdiction. Each recipient is chosen of studies there. by his or her principal and/or vice-principals For Frederick Banting Secondary Alternate because of demonstrated initiative, supported Program in Stittsville, this year’s Student Recby the will to succeed, the dedication to finish ognition Award recipient is Emily McMahon. what he or she started and the commitment to She will be attending St. Lawrence College achieve a personal best. in the fall, enrolled in its Child and Youth WorkFor South Carleton High School in Rich- er Program. Her goal is to work with developmond, this year’s Student Recognition Award mentally delayed children and/or teens. recipient is Hannah McKellar. She is one of the “Emily is certainly not a one-dimensional co-presidents of the SCHS student council, a person. She is genuine, kind and appreciates “builder” at the school’s leadership camp and life’s simple joys. She is a survivor. She gradua participant in the girls’ TOSE organization ates knowing that she gave her best, she never and the school’s Glee Club. In addition, she is gave up and she will continue to success bea leader on the basketball team and is an out- cause there is no other option for her,” is how standing academic student with averages sol- she was described in the Student Recognition idly in the 90’s every year. Awards booklet at the ceremony. “Hannah is a leader amongst leaders because “She knows through life experience that sometimes you fall down – the important thing is getting back up,” is how the description summed up her character. In her remarks at the ceremony, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Director of Education Jennifer Adams pointed out that only 32 students reUÊ,iViˆÛiÊޜÕÀÊœÜ˜Ê ceive the Student Recognition Award, «>ÞÊV…iµÕit quite an achievement considering that UÊ7ˆ˜ÊÀi>ÌÊ*Àˆâià there are 4,000 to 4,500 graduating UÊ"˜ViÊ>ÊÜiiŽÊ students in the Board each year. `iˆÛiÀÞ These Student Recognition Awards UÊ7iiŽi˜`ÃÊ"vv celebrate excellence in student leadership. The recipients are considered leaders, mentors and role models in TRACI 23 .62 21 Stittsville CAMERON 613.2 their schools.

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Emily McMahon, centre, of Frederick Banting Secondary Alternate Program receives her Student Recognition Award from Jennifer Adams, left, Director of Education for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, and Board trustee Lynn Scott, right, at the Board’s annual Student Recognition Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 29.

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Celebrating at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s annual Student Recognition Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 29 are, from left, South Carleton High School principal Colin Anderson; Hannah McKellar, who was the South Carleton High School Student Recognition Award recipient this year; South Carleton teacher Heather Scott Thomas; and Board trustee Lynn Scott.

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