Belle River Student Honoured

Tomorrow at the annual meeting of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, Grace Sabutsch will join students from across Ontario to be honoured for outstanding abilities and creativity. Sabutsch, a student at Belle River District High School, is one of the provincial winners of the Federation’s Student Achievement Awards.

The Grade 11 student entered a short story entitled Storms of Memory. In it, she writes about a woman with Alzheimer’s Disease.

According to the Greater Essex County District School Board, she won, “… at the school level, the board level, and moved on to win in her category at the provincial level. A film crew attended the school recently following Grace around interviewing her for a video that is to be played at the awards banquet.”

In addition to being a talented writer, she was also named the Student Senate’s Student of the Month for February.

For thirty years, the Student Achievement Awards have been one of Ontario’s most prestigious honours, celebrating high school students with outstanding artistic and academic abilities.

There are eight categories in the competition. The winners of the provincial finals are sent to Toronto to receive their awards. They are also be featured in a twenty-minute video and will take home a $1,000 cash award.

Sabutsch won her recognition in the Prose and Poetry Division Category writing under this year’s theme of Mirror Mirror.

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