Christina Mohan, grade 11 student from Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School received Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation's (OSSTF) Student Achievement Award. It is the highest honour presented by the OSSTF to students who submitted a poem or essay that followed their theme. This year's theme was "What's your super power?"
Mohan received high praise for her poem titled, Sauvé par ton sourire. Her poem was submitted in the French senior, Grades 11 to 12 category in the prose or poetry division. OSSTF president Harvey Bischof sang high praises. Bischof believes her poem speaks to a superpower within individuals that can pull one from even the "deepest despair" and help one realize a "second chance at a worthwhile life."
The Student Achievement Awards is a writing and creative arts competition for secondary schools in Ontario. The competition is held at the school, district, regional and provincial levels. Nine winners are chosen, are awarded $1,000 each and invited to the OSSTF's Annual General Meeting in March to feature their work.
The OSSTF District 19-Peel advocates for its members, providing protection and support to secondary public teachers in Peel Region and represents almost 60,000 educational workers throughout Ontario.
Students from across Peel received awards and recognition for their entries for the Student Achievement Awards in honour of Marion Drysdale. To view the full list of students, please visit https://bit.ly/2BxpaAs.
Click here to read Christina Mohan's poem: Sauvé par ton sourire.
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