2014 YOUTH AWARD WINNERS
Thornhill Secondary School Peer Mentors-Thornhill, Ontario
This group pulls out all the stops for their peers and in particular
the grade 9 students. Recognizing the importance of a positive
school climate, inclusiveness and safety, these students work
hard with staff, fellow students, parents and community partners
including annual open-house tours provided by student leaders
in five languages. W.A.V.E. is very excited about this group
initiatives and in making Thornhill SS a great place to work,
learn and play.
St. Louis Catholic School-Toronto, Ontario
Congratulations to our elementary school winners, the St. Louis
Student Council. These students and their peers put a lot of time
and effort in keeping their school safe. In addition to pep
rallies, P.A.L.S., an Anti-Bullying Committee, Random Acts of
Kindness Tree, these students and their teachers lead Anti-
Bullying quadrant skits which became so meaningful, each
class performed for the school and parents. St. Louis is
proud of students expressing themselves without fear, being
respectful of one another and standing up for others. Keep
up the great work!
Presenter: BMO Harris Private Banking
Central Technical School-Toronto, Ontario
This humble, hardworking young man exemplifies what W.A.V.E. stands for.
Exposed to violence from a young age, Danny has developed an educational
violence prevention program in the gun proliferated Lawrence Heights
Community. Surrounded by poverty and violence, Danny realized the
appreciation for education and a safer, more respected life thru his involvement
and volunteer work in the Young Boys in Charge group. A resilient student
W.A.V.E. is very proud of your empowering choices Danny!
Presenter: RBC Wealth Management
Julia and Emma Mogus, Book With No Bounds
White Oaks Secondary School-Oakville, Ontario
Julia and Emma Mogus are the inspirational founders of Books With No Bounds,
an organization that has distributed over 35,000 books to remote reserves in
Ontario and Manitoba. Through their mission, they have spoken to hundreds
of schools, organizations and community youth groups across North America
spreading awareness and deepening a respect and sensitivity towards First
Nations. Demonstrating true leadership we congratulate our highest ranked
winner, Book With No Bounds.
Kenzie Schulz, Moncton High School
Presenter: Mastro’s Ristorante Italiano
Presenter: Gluckstein & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
Presenter: Singer, Kwinter & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers
We are especially proud of our newest initiative, The W.A.V.E. Youth Action Team!
2014 W.A.V.E. YOUTH ACTION TEAM AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Chaminade College School (Toronto), is the very first high
school to take on this challenge and create an anti-bullying, antiviolence
presentation in the name of the W.A.V.E. Youth Action
Team. With an interactive presentation aimed specifically for
grades 2 to 6, they have already presented to younger students.
With rave reviews, the W.A.V.E. Youth Action Team inspires their
audiences and empowers its individual members.
This W.A.V.E. Youth Action Team has garnered incredible
recognition. Fresh off the press, the Team is the proud winner of
the 2014 TCDSB Team Achievement Award! Last year Chaminade
was also recognized for the 2013 TCDSB Exemplary Practice
Award AND the prestigious 2013 Attorney General’s Victim
Services Awards of Distinction.
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