Achieving by Believing – 2016

Twenty-six students in grade 8 and grade 12 who have overcome significant challenges in their lives were presented with Achieving by Believing awards on June 7, 2016, at Centre Wellington District High School in Fergus.

Students from schools across the district were recognized for their resiliency and perseverance in overcoming adversity.

Six UGDSB staff members were also recognized for their work in supporting students and being a caring adult that makes a difference in the lives of their students. Staff members honoured this year were: Sunniva Ronzio, Guelph CVI; Carmen Chaves, Rockwood Centennial PS; Valerie Soper, Rockwood Centennial PS; Laura Tremble, Orangeville DSS; Cisca Campolongo, John F. Ross CVI; and Gillian Stevens, Centre Wellington DHS.

The students, teachers, many principals and family members were on hand to see the awards presented and hear the tributes to the students and staff.

The 2016 recipients are:

  • Ashley P., Ken Danby PS
  • Hajereh F., Willow Road PS
  • Paige D., Arthur PS
  • Victoria C., John Galt PS
  • Makayla L., Westwood PS
  • Tara M., Westwood PS
  • Micaela C., East Garafraxa PS
  • Paige F., Island Lake PS
  • Reuben M., Elora PS
  • Jodan T., Mitchell Woods PS
  • Lily R., Kortright Hills PS
  • Marcus C., Centennial Hylands ES
  • Jessica W., Centennial CVI
  • Sidney C., John F. Ross CVI
  • Rhianna B., Centre Dufferin DHS
  • Ethin W., Centre Dufferin DHS
  • Jeffery L., College Heights SS
  • Meghan K., Wellington Heights SS
  • Kaine H., Guelph CVI
  • Jeremy M., Guelph CVI
  • Kaylyn S., Guelph CVI
  • Justus A., Centre Wellington DHS
  • Alyx R., Centre Wellington DHS
  • Jake C., Orangeville DSS
  • Dan M., Orangeville DSS
  • Kristen P., Orangeville DSS