Wednesday, June 21st was a beautiful summer day, made special because it was the date of our fifth annual academic achievement luncheon. Each year at this event, we gather to honour our graduates, award and bursary winners and all our students for their hard work over the past year.
This year, we extended hearty congratulations to two students who received their Ontario High School Diploma, "Cece", shown below on the left with her son and Amanda shown on the right with her daughter.
In addition to these two graduates, the following students were also recognized for their accomplishments:
Peipei, Bursary Recipient
Raven, English Award
Anita, Most Improved Student
Chris, Outstanding Dedication
Joanne Crispin, a graduate of the Learning Coach Program in 2010, spoke to the audience, sharing with everyone her experience in the program at Bethany and explaining how her life has unfolded since she graduated. She, particularly, wanted to thank Flo Crosbie, our superb math tutor, for the inspiration, encouragement and help she has given to her.
Beverly Illauq, an educator, author and advocate who has lived, worked and raised a family in Clyde River, Nunavut, spoke to the audience about the importance of family, education and self-healing.
The video, Step by Step, that explained the challenges, successes and hopes for the future of a number of our students was shown. (This video is now stored on our Learning Coach Library server and is available for anyone to see.)
Everyone enjoyed an excellent meal, prepared by Bethany Hope Centre's Nourish Program. Our great thanks to everyone who prepared and served this wonderful meal.
Philip Wakeford, our Learning Coach, pictured on the left below, and Flo Crosbie, our wonderful math tutor, shown on the right.
And a good time was had by all!