Students’ Focus On Community Wellness Earn STA Donor Recognition At RMH

STA Week of Wellness

Courtesy of Ross Memorial Hospital

June 12, 2023 – At St. Thomas Aquinas (STA) Catholic Secondary School, learning extends beyond the classroom. At STA, students, teachers and administration value leadership, service and community. The school’s annual Week of Wellness shines a light on those values through participation in a series of activities and education promoting wellness and good mental health. The week’s events are coordinated by the school’s student council.

Over the past decade, funds raised through the STA Week of Wellness have been donated to mental health related causes throughout the community, and the school has given generously to support patient care in the Ross Memorial’s Mental Health Unit.

Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to recognize past and present STA students’ philanthropy with a Supporter plaque on the Donor Recognition Wall in the hospital’s main hall. St. Thomas Aquinas is the first school to achieve a plaque on the donor wall which highlights cumulative giving over $5,000.

“St. Thomas Aquinas isn’t the biggest secondary school in Kawartha Lakes, but there is no questioning the students’ big hearts,” said Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO. “Their commitment to wellness in their community is certainly worthy of celebration. While these students are thinking about their classes and their grades, their sports and part-time jobs, they’re also caring about vulnerable people of all ages. We’re so grateful to the STA students for their leadership, their empathy, and their generosity.”

For information about donor recognition at Ross Memorial, please contact the RMH Foundation office or visit