Posted: May 28, 2010
Twenty-seven area students were recognized recently for their success during the District 16 Turnaround Achievement Awards dinner at the Rodd Miramichi. Family, friends and teachers were on hand to share with the honourees the stories of their accomplishments as each was presented from the podium. A commemorative jacket was presented to each, in addition to the award. Superintendent Mr. Laurie Keoughan was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening and the guest speaker was Ms. Debbie Good of the New Brunswick Department of Education. Ms. Good's address pointed out the importance of authentic learning opportunities that meet the needs of individual students and related her own somewhat bumpy educational path that led eventually to her success. In addition to students from the District 16 schools, included in the evening were award winners from nearby federal Fist Nation Schools, and via pre-recorded video, recipients from the Beijing Concord College of Sino-Canada, and the Shenzhen Concord College of Sino-Canada. These two Chinese schools are partners with School District 16 and the New Brunswick Department of Education. Community support for the evening was received from the Rotary Club of Chatham, The City of Miramichi, Lowell Loveday and Money Concepts, Retired Teachers - Citrus Fruit Campaign, Sunny Corner Enterprises and Theriault/Hachey Peat Moss Ltd. To see photos from the evening visit http://district16.nbed.nb.ca/gallery/district-16-turnaround-achievement-... .