Kinsey Lam, a student from Ontario Science Centre School wins provincial education award

    TORONTO, March 13 /CNW/ - Kinsey Lam, a student at the Ontario Science
Centre School, is the recipient of the highest honour that the Ontario
Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) can bestow upon a student - the
Marion Drysdale Award.
    Kinsey won for the visual art category in the creative division for her
entry entitled, "Ediface of the future." She was sponsored by her teacher Ruth
    This is the 20th consecutive year in which the Federation has presented
the Drysdale Awards - a cash prize of $300 and framed certificate.
Unfortunately, Kinsey was not available to attend the presentation of the
award at the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly of the Ontario
Secondary School Teachers' Federation in Toronto before more than 600 cheering
members and guests of OSSTF.

    The awards were presented for poem or essay submissions in six
prose/poetry categories:

    -   intermediate grades 9-10 academic
    -   intermediate grades 9-10 applied/essential;
    -   senior grades 11-12 university;
    -   senior, grades 11-12 college/workplace;
    -   French; and
    -   adult learner.

    And for creative entries there are two categories:

    -   visual arts;
    -   French or English video/audio/animation.

    Entries are judged at four successive levels: school, district, regional
and provincial. The competition is open to all Ontario public high school
students. This year's theme was "Innovation with purpose."
    A booklet containing all the winning students submissions can be obtained
on request from the OSSTF provincial office. A professionally produced DVD
about the students and their work is also available.

    OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 50,000 members across Ontario. They
include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, teaching assistants,
continuing education instructors, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language
pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counsellors,
and many others in education.

For further information:

For further information: Doug Little - (416) 751-8300, 1-800-267-7867,
(416) 577-5997 Cell

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