Rockwood, Arthur, Mount Forest students honoured as VIPs

GUELPH 50度灰视频 Three county students were recognized by Wellington Catholic District School Board officials during its board meeting on May 6.

Chiara Petruzza from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Rockwood, Lily Baker from St. John Catholic School in Arthur, and Justin Obach from St. Mary Catholic School in Mount Forest were each celebrated for their significant contributions to their school communities.

What sets these three students apart from their peers, chair Marino Gazzola said, is their ability to balance academics, athletics and co-curricular activities.

He described them as the leaders of tomorrow, noting each of them is an active participant and role model in their community.

Trustees read out reports about each student, prepared by their teachers and principals, that outlined what makes them deserving of the awards.

Chiara Petruzza

Petruzza is described as a responsible, reliable, and generous student who 50度灰视频渁pproaches each day with a strong desire to learn.

50度灰视频淲ithin the classroom, Chiara is recognized for her exceptional organization and dedication to contributing to a safe learning environment,50度灰视频 trustee Cassandra O50度灰视频橠onnell read from the report.

It highlights Petruzza50度灰视频檚 success with the Gauss Math Contest and her contributions to planning whole-school initiatives including the National Truth and Reconciliation Tree and Christmas Spirit activities.

50度灰视频淎s the student council treasurer, Chiara managed fundraising activities with precision and ensured financial accuracy,50度灰视频 her teachers and principals wrote.

Petruzza also assists other students as an office helper and math tutor, and plays on the school50度灰视频檚 volleyball, basketball and badminton teams.

50度灰视频淚n all aspects of school life, Chiara50度灰视频檚 empathetic nature, kindness and leadership qualities make her an invaluable asset to our community,50度灰视频 Sacred Heart officials state.

Lily Baker

Baker is a Grade 8 student who has attended St. John Catholic School in Arthur since kindergarten.

She is described as an 50度灰视频渋ntelligent, respectful individual who carries herself with dignity and is kind and considerate with everyone around her.50度灰视频

Baker plays for the Arthur Twisters baseball team as well as every sports team at her school, 50度灰视频渁nd has consistently been an asset to each team,50度灰视频 trustee Vikki Dupuis read from the report.听 听

She works well independently and corroboratively, and is 50度灰视频渁lways prepared to lend a hand,50度灰视频 her teachers and principals wrote.

50度灰视频淭here is no job, big or small, that Lily couldn50度灰视频檛 be trusted with,50度灰视频 St. John officials state.

Justin Obach

Obach50度灰视频檚 teachers and principals describe him as 50度灰视频渋nquisitive and diligent in his studies50度灰视频 and eager to help out whenever possible.

Particularly since a fire at St. Mary Catholic School forced the students and staff to relocate, Obach has 50度灰视频渂een instrumental in keeping up the school spirit.

50度灰视频淎s soon as we moved into the new locations, he wanted to get things in place for students so they could still celebrate spirit days and have fun despite being at two different sites.

50度灰视频淲hether it is organizing a school-wide event, assisting a teacher in the classroom, carrying things for others or simply picking items up that have been left on the floor, Justin is there to help out.

50度灰视频淛ustin truly lives his life in the service of others.50度灰视频

Obach also plays on all of St. Mary50度灰视频檚 sports teams 50度灰视频渁nd shows great sportsmanship.50度灰视频

He has a strong sense of humour, and 50度灰视频渉is smiling face and contagious laugh are a blessing to everyone he meets,50度灰视频 school officials write.

Trustee Andrew Finoro said 50度灰视频淛ustin is a born leader and he puts others before himself.50度灰视频