Despite a tough school year and staff, students and families, members of the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints leadership team are recognizing the efforts and achievements of their students.

In a usual year, the school would have held their annual Athletic and Stellar Awards banquets, which honour and recognize students who excel in the arts and athletics. However, award winners have been named for Grade 12 students, and all other students will receive their awards in the fall.

Stellar Awards:

In the Visual Arts, Keerstin Guinto won the Senior Dedication Award, Ceana Alcock won the Senior Artistic Spirit Award, and Jesse McIsaac was awarded the Media Award for Film / Animation.

In Music, Kirsten Favreau took home the SWP Technician Award, Jesse McIsaac was named as the year’s Entertainer, Josh Wolfe was named the Vocalist of the Year, and Sarah Favreau was awarded the Musicianship Award.

Athletic Awards:

For the Athletic Awards, Benjamin Woodbeck was named as the Senior Male Athlete of the Year, as well as the MVP of the Saints basketball team. Woodbeck also won the sportsmanship award in volleyball.

Abby Dent and Gabe Mastromatteo were both honoured with Athletic Awards of Excellence for their respective rowing and swimming careers, as both are hopefully headed for Olympic gold in their futures.

Grade 12 Athletic Awards 2020:

Students left their classrooms for the March break, but were never able to return due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This brought online learning assignments to the forefront, which are expected to continue into the fall.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that the return to school in the fall of 2020-21 will be voluntary and based on parent choice. For those who don’t wish to send their kids to school, school boards will be required to offer additional online learning courses.

For more information:
Saints recognize academic achievement
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