Merit Awards

Since 2011, RTO/ERO D36 Peterborough has presented Merit Awards to deserving high school graduating students. The program began with Crestwood Secondary School and now includes all of our local high schools and PACE (Peterborough Alternative and Continuing Education) at PCVS and has seen a total of over $8,000 distributed to support students toward their futures. The award recognizes students who are positive, helpful, demonstrates good citizenship and have made the school a better place by treating others with respect and dignity. It is meant for students who have not received multiple graduating awards. Peterborough District 36 of RTOERO also supports the winners of the ‘Best of High School Art’ Show which is organized by KAGS - Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio. A selection of artwork from local high schools is displayed for one week and judged by a jury of experts. To encourage students of the Arts, RTOERO D36 Peterborough has presented a cheque to be shared amongst the winners of this competition. At our most recent Executive Meeting, it was decided to increase the amount of the cheque to $200.00 which is given to the recipient. Their name is engraved on the RTOERO District 36 Merit Award plaque that remains in the school display case. As well, we will increase the cheque to $200.00 for KAGS to provide prizes to winners of the ‘Best of High School Art’ competition. Normally a member of our District Executive is on hand to present the award personally. However, due to the pandemic, sadly this will not be possible. We look forward to the end of the pandemic when we can once more attend the graduation ceremonies.

District 36 Merit Award 2021

 

District 36 Merit Awards 2019

RTO District 36 Peterborough Merit Awards were presented to the winners of the Kawartha Art Gallery "Best of High School Art" Competition and to a graduate of Peterborough Alternative and Continuing Education Program (PACE) at PCVS.  Graduates of Adam Scott, Crestwood, Kenner, Norwood, Thomas A. Stewart, Holy Cross and St. Peter's High Schools.  Thank you to the Executive and Members of our district who offered to peraonally attend the ceremonies, present the awards and offer our sincere congratulation and encouragement to the successful recipients.  We received "Thank you" emails and cards from both, the receipients, KAGS, PACE and the schools for RTO District 36 participation in the support of students.

by Audrey Moore

Adam Scott - Lorraine Knowles presented to Maeve Hartness (picture A)

Crestwood - Pat Smith presented to Zac Quackenbush (picture B)

Kenner - Barry Breen presented to Claire Johnston

Norwood - Karen Vandenberg presented to Jake Finely (picture C)

TASS - Pat Smith presented to Jayme Marsh (picture D)

Holy Cross - Kathryn Reynolds presented to Joey Hartley (picture E)

St. Peters - Ceris Higgs presented to Victoria Preddy

KAGS - Pat Smith presented to Hailey Vaughn (no picture available) and Emily Davison (picture F)

PACE - Kathryn Reynolds presented to John Levasseur

 

District 36 Merit Award presented at Crestwood

Crestwood District Secondary School celebrated its 55th graduating class at Showplace on Friday, October 26, 2018.  The RTO District 36 Merit Award was presented by Georgina Eldridge, a member of our Executive, who had taught some of the graduates in their earlier years at Kawartha Heights Public School.  Georgina offered to personally attend the ceremony to offer RTO District 36 congratulations.  Holly Astrom was the recipient, chosen by a committee of Crestwood teachers.  Holly is currently attending McMaster University, enrolled in the Health Sciences program and working toward pursuing a degree in medicine.  We wish her well in all her future endeavours.

by Audrey Moore

Peterborough District RTO/ERO presents High School Merit Awards

In May and June 2018 RTO District 36 Merit Awards were presented to the winners of the Kawartha Art Gallery 'Best of High School Art' Competition and to a graduate of PACE (Peterborough Alternative and Continuing Education Program at PCVS) and to the graduates of our secondary schools.  Thank you to the Executive and Members of our district who offered to personally attend the ceremonies and offer our sincere congratulations and encouragement to the successful recipients.  We receive "Thank you" emails and cards from both the recipients, KAGS, and the schools for RTO District 36 participation in the support of the students.

by Audrey Moore

 

District 36 Merit Awards 2011-2018

 

In 2011 RTO/ERO District 36 Peterborough inaugurated a Merit Award Program to recognize a graduating student from each high school in District 36 area.  We set up the criteria and the school staff chooses the recipient.

We wanted to notice a student who had not won any other major award/prize but was positive, helpful, and demonstrates good citizenship.  One who has made the school a better place by treating all others (teacher, staff, students, etc.) with respect and dignity.  We felt these qualities lead to a successful life.  We started with one school and now all seven are involved.  The student receives a cheque for $100.00 and their name is engraved on a plaque that is kept in the school display case.

We receive "Thank You" emails, cards and notes from the recipients and the schools.  This November the recipients were Serena Formenti at Kenner, Brittany Sherry at Norwood, and Hanna McDermid at Crestwood. 

Since the inception of the RTO/ERO District 36 Merit Awards we have presented 28 students with this distinction in our local high schools and look forward to continuing this tradition.

by Audrey Moore