February 27, 2014

Peel students recognized for art and writing at the 2014 Peel Art and Essay Contest Award Ceremony

The art and writing of Peel students based around the idea of living together was celebrated at the first Peel Art and Essay Contest Award Ceremony on February 20 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Students, parents and prominent leaders were in attendance, along with Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate for Youth and Children, who was the keynote speaker for the event.

The contest is an opportunity for students to express their ideas through their art works and essays. This year’s theme was “Who’s My Neighbour?”.  The students’ artwork and writing  reflected on a wide range of topics including intercultural understanding, peaceful coexistence, social justice and responsible citizenship.  The top 10 recipients’ work was showcased at the event. 

Award winners:

Art
Place  Name  School  Grade  Title of Work 
 1  Tiyana Bucknor  Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School  10  "Multiculturalism"
 2  Vivien Pham  Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School  11  "Multiculturalism in Canada"
 3  Stoyan Stefanov      Glenforest Secondary School      12  "Beggar is My Canada"


Essays
Place  Name  School  Grade  Title of Work 
 1  Linda Li Glenforest Secondary School      10  "Impact"
 2  Mara Currie  Glenforest Secondary School      10  "Hope can never be completely gone"
 3  Christopher Deguzman    Glenforest Secondary School      10  "Preventing the death of neighbourliness"


First place winners received laptop computer, while second place winners received a tablet computer and third place winners received a Wacom Bamboo Capture tablet.

The Peel Art & Essay Contest is a collaborative effort between the Peel board and the Intercultural Dialogue Institute GTA. The contest aims to motivate youth to reflect on a variety of topics relating to peace, diversity and intercultural understanding and provide them with a unique opportunity to express their ideas on a particular topic through writing and art. We are proud of our students honoured for their tremendous skill and creativity. We are proud of the award recipients who find inspiration through creativity.  Congratulations to all participants!

For more information on the Peel Art and Essay Contest: http://toronto.interculturaldialog.com/upload/PeelContest2013.htm

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