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Students’ Creative Side Shines for Success
Harold M. Brathwaite’s students participated in a writing and creative arts competition that was open to all public secondary schools in Ontario. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) - District 19 invited the students to the annual Student Achievement Awards in honour of Marion Drysdale, which was held on January 31, 2012 in Mississauga. The theme of this year was The Right to Speak The Responsibility to Listen. Students were able to compete in writing, poetry, visual arts, and video, audio or animation categories. A senior participant from Harold Brathwaite, Saad Sharfuddin, entered in the video/audio/animation category and was the district, regional and provincial winner of the competition. His poem Let There Be Change was very inspirational and well thought out. He will be receiving his second award in March. Also, Jeffrey Kwan, another senior participant competed in the creative visual arts category and received honourable mention for his drawing titled The Little Girl which demonstrates the importance of listening to others and how we all seek attention in a way. Both of them received a certificate or a plaque, a Chapter’s gift card and a pen for their achievement. In addition, special thanks to Ms. Pitamber and Mr. Johnson, who attended the ceremony and for their time and support. HB would like to congratulate both students for their dedication and passion for the arts. Keep up the good work!