OCDSB Student Recognition Awards

2020 OCDSB Student Recognition Award Recipients
Posted on 06/25/2020
Every year, the OCDSB Student Recognition Awards celebrate students who have demonstrated initiative, the will to succeed, the dedication to finish what they started, and the commitment to achieve their personal best. Congratulations to Mack Bain, Student Recognition Award recipient, and Sade Friday, Excellence In Equity Student Award Recipient!

Mack BainMack has shown tremendous growth, overcoming challenges to accomplish their goal of becoming the first member of their family to attend university, including moving from the college stream to the university stream. This required tremendous tenacity and the will to succeed, and Mack could be found daily in the library studying to ensure success. 

Mack was a major contributor to the drama program at Lisgar Collegiate Institute, landing a key role in the production of Vimy, and helping behind the scenes as well as performing in Mary Poppins. Mack is a dedicated member of the Indigenous Culture Club, and this year was one of the student heads of the Lisgar Leadership Camp. Mack stood out as a true leader during the fall training, mentoring younger campers, developing great ideas for the camp, and employing an equity lens in selecting Skill Builders.

Mack has demonstrated outstanding organization and leadership. They will be entering Indigenous Education, where they will make a difference and contribute to the teaching profession upon graduating.

Sade FridaySade was a new student at Lisgar this year, and she has made the most of her year at the school. She was instrumental in moving the "Stay Woke" club forward on several initiatives, including an outstanding Black History Month assembly. She involved and mentored many younger students through the event, and made a point of including Canadian content. The group also planned an event that included grade 7 and 8 students from York Street Public School.

Sade was an active member of the Black Youth Forum class and contributed greatly to the Hard Conversations Conference. She attended the Rainbow Youth Forum and encouraged students to take part in various activities and events. She was also a leader on the Improv Team and on the Rugby field. 

Sade has inspired students and helped to break down stereotypes through her words and actions. In her year at Lisgar, she mentored many students, bringing out the best in others. She is an amazing advocate and will continue to break down barriers in the future.

Learn about all of the 2020 Student Recognition Award recipients.
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