2021 Student Recognition Awards

2021 Student Recognition Awards
Posted on 06/18/2021
2021 Student Recognition AwardsEvery year, the OCDSB Student Recognition Awards celebrate students who have demonstrated initiative, the will to succeed, the dedication to finish what they started, and the commitment to achieve their personal best. Congratulations to Student Recognition Award recipient Hser Ma Ser and Excellence in Equity Student Recognition Award recipient Luna Qammaniq!

Student Recognition Award RecipientHser Ma Ser is an outstanding student leader and role model at Ottawa Technical Secondary School. Her thoughtfulness and caring energy is contagious, allowing her to make meaningful connections with students and staff and motivate all to help build a culture of caring and excellence. In times of tension, Hser Ma helps her classmates feel calm and in control. When those around her are upset or sad, she shares hope and light. She leads by listening, and by helping others with her own unique spirit of generosity and compassion. Considering that Hser Ma has overcome many challenges over the years, it is incredible to witness her individual successes and the way she diligently supports others as well. She is a sensitive soul who views the world with acceptance and appreciation, connecting diverse groups and individuals in ways that increase their sense of well-being and safety within the school. Students and staff are so grateful for her contributions to the Ottawa Technical Secondary School community!

Student Recognition Award RecipientLuna Qammaniq is an outstanding advocate and leader at Ottawa Technical Secondary School and beyond. They are a leader and social justice champion for the Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, which is evident in their active participation in the Ottawa Technical Secondary School All Nations group, Rainbow Room, and in programs offered by Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth, and Families. Luna has spoken eloquently and passionately at school assemblies and has inspired others to stand up for human rights, motivating others with their compassionate spirit and thoughtful outlook. Luna is a strong advocate for others: their strength of character is a source of strength and spirit at their school. Luna has excellent communication skills and demonstrates remarkable strength to lead through service, but what truly sets Luna apart is their sense of caring and compassion. Luna is always looking for ways to serve and help others, bringing light and hope into even the darkest situations. Luna understands that a true leader is driven by deep values, and as a result, has made a profound impact as an OCDSB equity leader and advocate!

Learn about all of the 2020-2021 Student Recognition Award recipients.
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