Showing posts from June, 2022

Legacy Gift from Willingdon grads

 It is a tradition at Willingdon Elementary School that the graduation class leaves a legacy gift for the school.   This year, Willingdon’s Parent Graduation Committee and the  graduation class worked  with Le Grand Pas organization for the Grade 6 students' Legacy Service Project as a way of giving back to the community. “We felt it was an excellent way for the students to learn at a young age how important it is to help others in need by participating in this unique project,” said Carolyn Bouchard -MacNeil, the liaison parent with the organization. The project started in March when the Grade 6 students  began collecting a list of toiletries within their network. The students had designed a few letters that they could use to collect donations. The goal was to fill 150 bags with these products, including; toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitizer, floss, masks, deodorant, band-aids, shampoo, body lotion, etc. The graduation class also  committed to providing 150 lunch bags for the homele

EMSB announces Public Speaking Competition winners

Montreal, June 14, 2022- The annual EMSB Public Speaking competition was held in late April for high school students.  . Students were invited  to prepare and deliver a speech that just might change a little part of their world. This year, they had a quotation to inspire and guide them in selecting their topics. Cycle I students delivered narrative speeches and Cycle II students presented persuasive speeches. Winners:  Secondary I Stefano Vendittolli  “I Miss You Dad” (Vincent Massey Collegiate)   Lorena Giannini  “The Heroes Who Don’t Wear Capes” (Lester B. Pearson High School) Jane Raimbert “My Golder Shoes” (Royal West Academy) Secondary II Eliane Goldstein “How I Started my Holocaust Podcast” (Westmount High School) Jihyo Lee “The Start of Something New” (Marymount Academy) Matthew Luong “My Art Journey” (Laurier Macdonald High School) Secondary III Alexander Luis-Kaminer “Quebec’s Outrageous Bill 21” (Royal West A