New feature: Meet Our Students

Understanding and knowing each student so that we can better promote their well-being is one of our top priorities at the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board. We are extremely proud of our students and we love to celebrate their accomplishments, and share their stories.

With that in mind, we are launching a new monthly web feature. Meet Our Students is an opportunity to showcase our senior students, and will allow them to reflect back and tell - in their own words - what it means to have been raised and educated in our Catholic schools.

Each student will talk about their school, their accomplishments, the challenges they have faced, the people who have influenced them, and how they have made a positive difference in their school and their community.

So meet: Evan Tanovich

To see a list of previous students click here

Meet Evan Tanovich - Assumption College Catholic High School


My School

Assumption College School

Making a Positive Difference

My involvement in extracurricular activities is three fold, academically, athletically and musically. Academically, I am the captain of the debate team where I help teach public speaking skills and encourage participation among my peers. Athletically, I started a curling team which will compete in the WECASSA championships in the winter. Musically, I am involved in Jazz and concert band as well as the choir. For two of these groups I compose music and help to encourage musical creativity among my peers.

My Biggest Challenge

The largest challenge I faced in High School was adjusting to the start of Grade 9. Entering a new environment, with new friends and higher academic expectations presented my most difficult time at Assumption. However, the warmth of the school community and the compassion of the staff made the transition very easy and within a week I felt right at home.

My Accomplishments

While at Assumption I have had the opportunity to qualify and compete for the national debate tournament and win top delegate at the CASC Model United Nations In Lansing Michigan. I had the opportunity to serve on the advisory council for the minister of education's student advisory council and participate in the 2016 model parliament. At last years music awards I won Musician of the year.

The person that influenced me most

Without question my greatest influence was my grade 9 music teacher Mr. Zanier. Mr. Zanier assigned a musical composition as an end of the semester project. This project sparked an interest in musical composition that has altered the course of my perceived career and life. Without Mr. Zanier I would not be the person I am today.