PVNC recognizes Catholic student leadership

As part of Catholic Education Week, which runs May 5 to May 10, Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board (PVNC) honoured 36 students with a Catholic Student Leadership Award during a ceremony at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Peterborough on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

One student has been selected from each elementary and secondary school and winners were presented with a special medallion. Award recipients were nominated by principals, teachers and in some cases, fellow students. Each demonstrated outstanding qualities in Catholic leadership, family commitment, involvement in school affairs, involvement in community activities and dedication to a difficult situation or task.

“These award winners are true role models who embody the goals of our Catholic Graduate Expectations,” said Michelle Griepsma, Chairperson of the Board. “Catholic Education Week affords us a perfect time to pay tribute to the student leaders in our schools and reflect on the importance of faith in our lives, and the role it plays in Catholic education.”

Award Winners

Northumberland County
Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School, Cobourg Drew Shaw
St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School, Port Hope Emma Campkin
St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, Cobourg Megan Meade
St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, Campbellford Evan Kelly
St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, Grafton Piper McGahey
St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, Cobourg Juliette Sinnott
St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, Cobourg Gabriella deHaas

Front from left: Gabriella deHaas, Emma Campkin, Megan Meade, Evan Kelly and Piper McGahey. Back from left: Trustee David Bernier, Bishop Daniel Miehm, Drew Shaw, Juliette Sinnott, Director of Education Michael Nasello and Superintendent Tim Moloney.


Municipality of Clarington
Good Shepherd Catholic Elementary School, Courtice Marijke Ullman
Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School, Courtice Filip Sankiewicz
Monsignor Leo Cleary Catholic Elementary School, Courtice Matthew Mastrangelo
St. Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School, Courtice Ryan Travis
St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School, Bowmanville Sarah Atkins
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School, Newcastle Dakota Gionet
St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, Bowmanville Lucas Burke
Holy Family Catholic Elementary School, Bowmanville Paige Garside
St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School, Bowmanville Blake Power

Front from left: Marijke Ullman, Dakota Gionet, Ryan Travis, Sarah Atkins, Matthew Mastrangelo, Lucas Burke and Blake Power. Back from left: Trustee Kevin Mackenzie, Trustee Linda Ainsworth, Bishop Daniel Miehm, Filip Sankiewicz, Paige Garside, Director of Education Michael Nasello and Superintendent Dawn Michie.


City of Peterborough
Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Calahndra Brake
Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School Shawn Fitzgerald
Monsignor O’Donoghue Catholic Elementary School Ian Livings
St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary School Reta Fraser
St. Anne Catholic Elementary School Sawyer Parker
St. Catherine Catholic Elementary School Emma Beavis
St. John Catholic Elementary School Hayden Gabriel
St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School Ellika Moriarty
St. Paul Catholic Elementary Schoo Cecelia Darling
St. Peter Catholic Secondary School Claire Corcoran
St. Teresa Catholic Elementary School Liam Boucher

Front from left: Calahndra Brake, Shawn Fitzgerald, Ian Livings, Reta Fraser, Sawyer Parker and Emma Beavis. Back from left: Trustee Helen McCarthy, Hayden Gabriel, Ellika Moriarty, Cecelia Darling, Bishop Daniel Miehm, Claire Corcoran, Director Michael Nasello, Liam Boucher, Superintendent Laurie Corrigan and Trustee Braden Leal.


Peterborough County
St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, Douro Lilah Hotrum
St. Martin Catholic Elementary School, Ennismore Laci Russelle
St. Paul Catholic Elementary School, Lakefield Natalie Malandrino
St. Paul Catholic Elementary School, Norwood Sarah English

Peterborough County
Front from left: Laci Russelle, Natalie Malandrino, Sarah English and Lilah Hotrum. Back from left: Bishop Daniel Miehm, Trustee Emmanuel Pinto, Director of Education Michael Nasello and Superintendent Joan Carragher.


City of Kawartha Lakes
St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School, Lindsay Amy Lamb
St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School, Lindsay Elizabeth Twohey
St. Luke Catholic Elementary School, Downeyville Chevon Cadigan
St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, Lindsay Dhrex Sandoval
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Lindsay Callahan Phillips


Kawartha Lakes
Front from left: Dhrex Sandoval, Amy Lamb, Elizabeth Twohey and Chevon Cadigan. Back from left: Trustee/Chairperson Michelle Griepsma, Bishop Daniel Miehm, Callahan Phillips, Director of Education Michael Nasello and Superintendent Isabelle Grace.