A celebration of recognition and achievement was on display Tuesday evening in Belleville.
The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board handed out their prestigious Great Place Awards for 2017 at their regular meeting. The awards presentation was hosted by Director of Education Mandy Savery-Whiteway and Board Chair Lucille Kyle.
The awards are in their 16th year and are made to recognize outstanding contributions by students, employees, and volunteers alike to their school communities.
One award recipient, teacher Sue Tripp, has been working at Trenton High School since the early 1990s.
Tripp says she wasn’t expecting to be considered for the award, but is “humbled and honoured” to receive the recognition.
She talks about her genuine surprise to Quinte News.
Another recipient, 11th grade Moira Secondary School student and student board trustee Saud Haseeb, says he was pleasantly surprised and taken off guard by the support he received from staff and fellow students.
Haseeb says he is involved in many activities and initiatives in the Moira community, including working intensively with international students, mentoring students after hours, peer tutoring, and competing in sports. He says he is aiming for a medical science program at university and hopes to possibly go on to medical school in the future.
The full list of winners are as follows:
– Natalie Brownell, volunteer, Bird’s Creek Public School
– Eric Caley, maintenance mechanic, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
– Keith Dickey, bus driver, North Hastings High School
– Robyn Elson and Reece Monk, Grade 8 students, Tyendinaga Public School
– Sherry Harrison, secretary, Queen Elizabeth School (Picton)
– Saud Haseeb, Grade 11 student & school board trustee, Moira Secondary School
– Debbie Stott, educational assistant, Bayside Secondary School
– Heather Taylor, teacher, North Hastings High School
– Sue Tripp, teacher, Trenton High School
– Anne Anderson, Rachel Bush, Marilyn Callahan, Nadia Clark, Carrie Dutton, Deniece Hunter, Tracey Locke, Debbie Royle, Angela Schaefer, Lynne Ulrich, and Mike Brown, team from Best Buy, Breakfast Club volunteers, Harry J. Clarke Public School.