Merit Awards

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