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Students at St. Vincent Catholic School Build Birdhouses in Memory of Ron Stevens 

The St. Vincent Catholic School community recently built 225 birdhouses, in memory of Ron Stevens, the late husband of school principal Nicole Stevens.  Ron passed away last February, following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Stevens and her sons, Ronnie and Justin, hosted the day and supplied all of the materials, as a way of saying 'thank you' for the many prayers and the tremendous support that came from the school during Mr. Stevens' illness.  The birdhouse building tradition began many years ago; and it was Mr. Stevens' wish that it continue.  Over the years, students have built hundreds of birdhouses - and many former students still have them in their backyards today!

Students at St. Vincent Catholic School with the birdhouses they built in memory of Ron Stevens.

 

 

Jun 19, 2015

Ursuline College Students Receive Provincial and National Recognition 

Two students from Ursuline College Chatham Catholic Secondary School have recently received recognition, both provincially and nationally.  William Laurie, a Grade 12 student, has been awarded the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers - the highest honour a young person can receive for volunteer contributions in the province.  William received the award from Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.  Most of his volunteer time is with the Hub Café, an extension of the Joshua Ministries in Chatham.  He has logged more than 1,000 hours of public service, since starting high school.

 

Ashley Ennett, a Grade 12 student at UCC, has been awarded first prize in the A&E Lives that Make a Difference national essay competition.  Ashley wrote about her hero, Kevin Vickers, the former Sergeant-at-Arms in the Canadian Parliament, who shot and killed the man responsible for the terrorist attack in Ottawa in October 2014.  The annual contest invites students from Grades 5 to 12 to write about people who they believe have had an important impact on Canadian society in the past year.  Ashley received her award from Mr. Vickers himself at a ceremony in Ottawa last May.  Mr. Vickers now serves as the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland.  In addition to meeting Mr. Vickers, she also received a cheque for $2,000.

 

Pictured below are (L-R) Ashley Ennett, Ray Power, Principal of UCC and William Laurie.

Ashley Ennett, UCC Principal Ray Power and William Laurie.

Jun 19, 2015

Winning Entry for Well-Being Branding Contest Goes to St. Patrick's Catholic High School Student 

Morgan Mara, a Grade 9 student at St. Patrick's Catholic High School is the winner of a Board-wide logo design competition.  The contest, which was open to Grades 7 to 12, invited students to submit logo designs to help promote student well-being.  Morgan's logo will be used on the Board's website, newsletters and other communications and t-shirts.  Morgan is pictured below with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board's Mental Health Lead, Christine Preece.  Congratulations Morgan!

SCCDSB Mental Health Lead Christine Preece and Morgan Mara, the logo design contest winner from St. Patrick's Catholic High School.

Jun 19, 2015
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