WECDSB

The Director's Award for Journey to Holiness

WECDSB A unique and very important part of education at the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is teaching our Catholic values. This is the heart and soul of our system of education. Each year, beginning in Junior Kindergarten, we teach a virtue based on our Catholic values. For example, in Junior Kindergarten we teach that we are all created in the image of God and the Catholic virtue emphasized is Goodness. Each grade level carries the virtue to the next and students in Grade12 will graduate with an understanding of their "Journey to Holiness".

Our hope is that all of our students will graduate as just and compassionate adults who will live according to the scripture: "What does God ask of you but to do justice, and love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8). Many of our students give powerful witness to our Catholic values within their school, family and church communities and it is this that we wish to acknowledge and honour. We want to recognize our students and encourage their "Journey to Holiness". In order to do this we have created the "Journey to Holiness" awards which recognize students from JK - Grade 12 who exemplify the virtue in their grade category. There will be an award given in each of the following divisions: JK to Grade 3, Grades 4 to 6, Grades 7 & 8, Grades 9 & 10, and Grades 11 & 12. Students are nominated by the teachers and staff of each elementary and secondary school for this system-wide Director's Award. The nominees then go to the Catholic Education Centre and are selected by the awards committee.

Application for Awards


Award Recipients 2017

  • Goodness, Kindness, Belonging, Gratitude and Faithfulness - Paisley Koekstat, Grade 3, St. Jules Catholic Elementary School - JK - 3
  • Compassion, Respect and Knowledge - Colin O'Neil, Grade 6, St. Mary Catholic Elementary School - Grade 4 - 6
  • Wisdom and Courage - Nickolas Mandato, Grade 8, St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School - Grade 7 - 8
  • Integrity and Discipleship - Connor Sunderland, Grade 9, Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School - Grade 9 - 10
  • Humility and Justice - Sabrina Binjamin, Grade 12, F.J. Brennna Catholic High School - Grade 11 - 12

Award Recipients 2016

  • Goodness, Kindness, Belonging, Gratitude and Faithfulness - Emily Benjamin, Grade SK, St. Jules Catholic Elementary School - JK - 3
  • Compassion, Respect and Knowledge - Julia Sadler and Angelia Lapico, Grade 6, Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School - Grade 4 - 6
  • Wisdom and Courage - Kayla Rubinski, Grade 8, St. Angela Catholic Elementary School - Grade 7 - 8
  • Integrity and Discipleship - Julia Thibert, Grade 10, St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Secondary School - Grade 9 - 10
  • Humility and Justice - Philip Bakos, Grade 12, St. Anne Catholic High School - Grade 11 - 12

Award Recipients 2015

  • Goodness, Kindness, Belonging, Gratitude and Faithfulness - Bianca-Rose Meloche, Grade 2, St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School - JK - 3
  • Compassion, Respect and Knowledge - Brianna DiMarco, Grade 6, Stella Maris Catholic Elementary School - Grade 4 - 6
  • Wisdom and Courage - Natalie and Olivia Lutfallah, Grade 7, Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School - Grade 7 - 8
  • Integrity and Discipleship - Jonathan Ozorak, Grade 9, Assumption College Catholic Secondary School - Grade 9 - 10
  • Humility and Justice - Bethany Viray, Grade 11, Assumption College Catholic High School - Grade 11 - 12

Award Recipients 2014


Award Recipients 2013

  • Goodness, Kindness, Belonging, Gratitude and Faithfulness - Julia Martin, Grade 1, St. Mary French Immersion - JK - 3
  • Compassion, Respect and Knowledge - Dawson Kavanaugh, Grade 4, St. John Vianney - Grade 4 - 6
  • Wisdom and Courage - Marvelous Agbonwaneten, Grade 8, St. Christopher School - Grade 7 - 8
  • Integrity and Discipleship - Tiffany Frias, Grade 10, Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School - Grade 9 - 10
  • Humility and Justice - Martha Lapain, Grade 11, Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School - Grade 11 - 12

Award Recipients 2012

  • Giulia Buratto- Holy Cross Catholic Elementary school - JK - 3
  • Lauren Cunningham- Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary school - Grade 4 - 6
  • Nicole Bechard and Rachel Jones- Stella Maris Catholic Elementary School - Grade 7 - 8
  • Catherine Cvetkvoski- Holy Names Catholic High School - Grade 9 - 10
  • Brenda Halim- Catholic Central High School - Grade 11 - 12

Award Recipients 2011

  • Hailey Zannella - St. Alexander Catholic Elementary School - JK - 3
  • Patrick Masse - Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Elementary School - Grade 4 - 6
  • Sabrina Marchi - St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School - Grade 7 - 8
  • Quinn Conlon - Assumption College Catholic High School - Grade 9 - 10
  • Tyler Girard - Holy Names Catholic High School - Grade 11 - 12

Award Recipients 2010

  • Noah Gascon - St. William Catholic Elementary School - JK - 3
  • Sydney Brouillard - St. Rose Catholic Elementary School - Grade 4 - 6
  • Katie Jacobs - St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School - Grade 7 - 8
  • Nilo Tavares - F. J. Brennan Catholic High School - Grade 9 - 10
  • Joshua Vezina - Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School - Grade 11 - 12

Award Recipients 2009

  • Danielle Robinson - St. John the Evangelist Elementary School - JK - 3
  • Maddy Morin - St. John de Brebeuf Elementary School - Grade 4 - 6
  • James Mallare - St. Jules Elementary School - Grade 7 - 8
  • Laura Limarzi - Assumption College Catholic High School - Grade 9 - 10
  • Chynna Resendes - St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Secondary School - Grade 11 - 12

"What does God ask of you but to do justice, and love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8