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2019 Awards of Excellence
A popular year-end tradition helped to commence the final Regular Meeting of the Board for the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Volunteers were joined by their families and other supporters on Tuesday, June 18 as Bluewater District School Board celebrated this year’s Awards of Excellence in honour of the many outstanding contributions made to our local education system.  

Trustees took turns at the podium recognizing the recipients, who were each representative of a “family of schools”.  Those in attendance had an opportunity to learn about the excellent work of these individuals to positively impact student achievement and well-being.  Some of this year’s examples included contributions to breakfast programs, strengthening parent and community partnerships, helping students in the classroom, and supporting music and the arts, to name a few.       

While it is impossible to honour all of those special people who contribute to the betterment of education in Bluewater District School Board, the Awards of Excellence program provides a snapshot of the amazing volunteer efforts in our local school communities.  Individuals have been nominated by others within their family of schools, including teachers, administrators, parents/guardians, students, support staff, and/or community members. By virtue of the process, there is distinction in merely being nominated for this important award.

Congratulations and thanks to the following recipients of the 2019 Awards of Excellence:

Bruce Peninsula District School /
Peninsula Shores District School Family of Schools.................................................Claire Hutchinson
Georgian Bay Community School Family of Schools.................................................Linda Teed
Grey Highlands Secondary School Family of Schools...............................................David Fries
John Diefenbaker Senior School Family of Schools..................................................Jessica Ford
Kincardine District Secondary School Family of Schools...........................................Ann Collins
Owen Sound District Secondary School Family of Schools........................................Jim Patterson
Saugeen District Secondary School Family of Schools.............................................Patty Underwood
Walkerton District Community School Family of Schools...........................................Carl and Pat Goll

Group photo image of Awards of Excellence recipients - Front (L-R): Pat Goll; Ann Collins; Claire Hutchinson; Back (L-R): Carl Goll; Jim Patterson; Jessica Ford; David Fries; Absent:  Linda Teed; Patty Underwood
Image of Trustee Thomson assisted by Trustee Chegahno speaking at podium with Claire HutchinsonImage of Trustee Morgan speaking at podium about Linda Teed
Image of Trustee Dawson speaking at podium about David FriesImage of David Fries speaking at podium
Image of Jessica Ford speaking at podium with Trustee AtkinsonImage of Chair Johnstone speaking at podium with Ann Collins
Image of Ann Collins speaking at podium Image of Trustee Miller assisted by Trustee McComb speaking at podium with Jim Patterson
Image of Jim Patterson speaking at podium Image of Trustee Lutz assisted by Trustee Chegahno speaking at podium about Patty Underwood
Image of Carl and Pat Goll at podium with Trustee Boyd-Zhang