The nominees of the Michael A. Strembitsky Award of Excellence must exemplify:
Eligible Grade 12 students are nominated by their high school. Nominations for 2018-19 are now closed.
On April 30, the nominees participate in a group interview. Once the interviews are complete, three students will be selected as the award winners. The award will be presented at a June Board meeting.
There are six other District awards that recognize outstanding high school students for their academic skills, entrepreneurial spirit, artistic achievements, contributions to health and wellness or demonstrations of leadership and citizenship.
To qualify, students must meet criteria specific to the award and demonstrate character attributes from the “3Es” (engaged learner, ethical citizen and entrepreneurial spirit).
Engaged learners are motivated and actively contribute to the learning environment. They demonstrate curiosity and are willing to take risks in their learning. They are critical, creative and reflective thinkers who collaborate and communicate to solve problems. Engaged learners have a passion for learning within and beyond the subject area that will follow them throughout their life.
Ethical citizens understand they are connected to others and to the environment. They see beyond their own self-interest to the needs of the community and build relationships through fairness, humility and open-mindedness. They value diversity and teamwork, collaboration and communication. Ethical citizens demonstrate respect, empathy and compassion and assume responsibilities in a variety of roles.
Eligible students can:
Submissions are now closed.
Each high school has access to the list of applications from their school and will select one recipient for each award category to be acknowledged by the District.