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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Livres Sans Frontière

Students committed to facilitating learning among youth in countries of the Southern Hemisphere through books

At Hormisdas-Gamelin high school, throwing a book into the recycling bin or, God forbid, a garbage can is simply out of the question! The members of the Livres sans frontière project make sure that this never happens. Their project consists of collecting used books, which are then sorted, packaged and sent to the Cultures à partager foundation, which in turns ships them to schools and community centres in Benin, Madagascar and French Guiana, among other places, where students can use them to learn to read. Wastage of such a precious resource is thus avoided here at home and as a bonus, the project raises awareness in an entire community. It’s like killing three birds with one stone!


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Natalie Rhéaume

An educator committed to exerting a positive influence on the lives of young people in difficulty

Natalie Rhéaume works with the hardest students to teach at Hormisdas-Gamelin high school, those in the special needs program. But it is no coincidence that this challenge, which for many would seem insurmountable, was entrusted to the 38-year-old special needs educator. She simply adores teenagers! As a young girl, she already went by the nickname Mother Teresa because she had this special gift for listening to and helping friends in difficulty at her local youth centre. Today, “Mother Natalie” takes full advantage of her presence, energy and personality to help all the teenagers she works with. She believes that making a difference in the lives of young people is not merely wishful thinking but is instead a genuine mission that she works hard to fulfil on a daily basis. And she has been doing so for the past twenty years.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Brigade culinaire


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FINALISTCOMMITTED STUDENT AVENIR
Megan Latourelle

A student committed to boosting the feeling of belonging among her fellow students by organizing all kinds of activities!

At Cité étudiante de la Haute-Gatineau, Megan Latourelle is driven by engagement. What’s this Secondary 4 student’s source of motivation? To make her school a pleasant, stimulating and enjoyable living environment. To do this, she puts her time, energy and creativity towards designing and hosting all kinds of activities at school, each more fun and unifying than the last. From the Secondaire en spectacle contest to a large meet for athletes, as well as the “cap” day, the “retro-hippie” day and the Halloween costume fashion show, thanks to Megan there will never be a dull moment for the students at Cité étudiante!


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Richard Groulx


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FINALISTPERSEVERING STUDENT AVENIR
Sarah Martineau

A student committed to taking a step back in order to make better progress

Although Sarah Martineau, a Secondary 5 student at Des Lacs high school, now has an overall grade average of around 78%, this has not always been the case. When she began high school, Sarah was struggling so much academically that she almost dropped out. When she found out in Secondary 4 that she had been put back a year, Sarah decided that enough was enough. Refusing to be “left behind,” she at last agreed to use the means at her disposal in order to succeed: remedial courses at lunch hour, a personal computer and private tuition at home. Today her grades are impressive and she’s even thinking about studying law!


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Parlement scolaire

Students committed to encouraging young people to get involved in democratic life at their school

Students at Sieur-de-Coulonge high school have established a student government that is surprisingly effective in engaging the school’s young people. Prime minister, deputy prime minister, ministers, deputy ministers and members, all the different roles are divided between students from Secondary 1 through 5 and together they help in drafting and submitting new “bills” at school, creating rallying activities, participating in their community’s decision-making process and communicating with different government bodies. The end result of this initiative? An ever-increasing sense of belonging and students who are increasingly engaged!


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Julie Falardeau

A teacher committed to guiding students as they discover their interests and skills

Julie Falardeau is a special education teacher at Polyvalente Nicolas-Gatineau. Her students, aged 15 and 16, face various challenges: intellectual disabilities, dyslexia, dysphasia, behavioural problems, loss of motivation and so forth. Several of them have not managed to pass the sixth year of elementary school. But although her students have diversified needs, Julie has nonetheless succeeded in pinpointing what benefits their development. Thanks to school outings and the various projects she carries out both at school and in the community, the young people she teaches get to know themselves, discover their personal interests and skills and gain self-confidence.


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Michelle Laflamme

A student committed to making everyday life more dynamic for her fellow students by carrying out dozens and dozens of projects

Michelle Laflamme’s school principal likens her to “disciplined popcorn.” If truth be told, although she is brimming with incredible energy, she also has tremendous self-discipline when it comes to carrying out each and every one of her projects. Enrolled in Secondary 5 at Grande-Rivière high school in the Outaouais region, Michelle has many interests. Music, the student council, hosting events, various graduation committees, the school’s governing board, volunteer work – notably greeting newly arrived Secondary 1 students at the start of the school year –, and the cheerleading squad are just a few of the activities Michelle dedicates her time and energy to!


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Arianne Côté

A student committed to becoming a pharmacist to help others cope with illness

Arianne Côté, a Secondary 4 student at Grande-Rivière high school, is a true survivor. At the age of 11 she was diagnosed with cancer. Intensive treatments, hospital stays, side effects and fatigue were and still are everyday facts of life for Arianne, who is now 16 years old. But even at the height of the storm, Arianne always refused to give up or back down. She worked tirelessly and found the energy to study, both in hospital and at home. So much so that she managed not to fall behind and returned to school in Secondary 2 despite missing nearly a year and a half. Her personal motto: to move forward, without looking back, and stay focused on your dreams.


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Club des Alliés

Students committed to joining forces to break down the isolation and fight homophobia

Adolescence is a pivotal period so you can just imagine how hard it can be when teenagers are also questioning their sexual orientation. In order to break down the isolation, but also with the goal of helping to change people’s attitudes about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, four years ago a group of students at Grande-Rivière high school established the Club des Alliés. The students meet on a regular basis to discuss their questions and concerns in an open-minded and non-judgemental environment. Every year, they also organize the Week against Homophobia, an event that allows hundreds of students to show their solidarity with LGBT people.


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Lyne Thériault

A counsellor committed to promoting academic perseverance by making the school a stimulating environment for all students

What is the objective pursued by Lyne Thériault, the Bouffée d’oxygène (BO2) program facilitator at Sainte-Famille/Aux Trois-Chemins high school? To promote academic perseverance. How? By making her school a stimulating and inspiring living environment. Very dedicated to young people, Lyne organizes and hosts a wide range of school activities. Ukulele lessons, the humanitarian trip to Haiti, the construction of a haunted house at Halloween, cooking classes, and the list goes on. At lunch hour, at recess and after school, she uses her boundless imagination and enthusiasm to make students want to come into school day after day.


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Megan St-Denis

A student committed to exploring her various personal attributes in order to make a difference in her community and find her rightful place

Although Megan St-Denis was rather shy and reserved when she began secondary school at Louis-Joseph-Papineau high school, for the past two years she seems to be everywhere at once! The school yearbook, mentoring in English, the creation and publication of a magazine, the fashion show and Polyshow are all on the long list of things she’s involved in at school, not to mention her volunteer work in the community, among other things as a day camp assistant counsellor and soccer coach for 4 to 6 year olds. For Megan, getting involved is a fantastic way of building self-confidence, reaching one’s full potential and finding one’s rightful place. It is also a means of making a difference in the community.


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FINALISTPERSEVERING STUDENT AVENIR
Crystel Giroux-Malette

A student committed to serving as a role model of perseverance for her classmates

Crystel Giroux-Malette, a student at Hormisdas-Gamelin high school, is the very image of perseverance. Despite severe learning disabilities, especially in mathematics, she managed to make a giant leap forward, successfully completing from Grade 6 to Secondary 3 maths, all in just one year. After failing in the subject two years in a row, Crystel obtained a grade of 73% and has continued to shine ever since! In fact, this year she completed the first part of the school year with a mark of 82%, and this in a subject she had previously struggled with so much. Better yet, Crystel has now become a role model of success in her class and a glowing example for other students.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
Troupe Orion

Students committed to producing, from A to Z, an annual school play

The Troupe Orion at Louis-Joseph-Papineau high school is made up of students from every year who join forces to produce the annual school play. Above and beyond the joy of acting, these students form a genuine small business, handling all production aspects from the lighting to costumes, as well as securing sponsors, organizing rehearsals and selling tickets. The members of the troupe share a true sense of belonging and put their heart and soul into staging a quality performance year after year.


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Véronique Lizotte

An administrative secretary committed to giving students a taste for pushing back their limits

Véronique Lizotte is an administrative secretary at Mont-Bleu high school. As well as being fully committed to her work, she plays a role for students and members of staff alike that goes well beyond the call of duty. She is steadfastly involved with the school’s young athletes, among other things as the coordinator of fund-raising campaigns for the Mont-Bleu Panthères team, and she also helps with recruitment, organizes the matches and serves as the resource person for sponsors. This cheerful, committed woman gets involved for young people because she believes in them. It’s as simple as that.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED STUDENT AVENIR
Noémie Meunier-Proulx

A student committed to passing on her passion for volleyball to other young girls at school

Virtually every night of the week, you’ll be able to find Noémie Meunier-Proulx in the gymnasium at Des Lacs high school. Captain of the juvenile volleyball team and coach of the Secondary 2 bantam team, she strives to pass on her passion for volleyball to younger students. This Secondary 5 student also acts as the minister for graduates on the student council, a role that includes coordinating the yearbook and prom activities. The once shy and reserved young girl back when she started high school has now become an articulate and determined young woman who today dreams of becoming a sports commentator.


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FINALISTPERSEVERING STUDENT AVENIR
Raphaël Beaudoin

A student committed to accepting the help he is offered in order to achieve his full potential

Raphaël Beaudoin has had learning difficulties from as far back as he can remember. He used to feel like an outcast and had very low self-esteem. In Secondary 3, he failed a grade and had to repeat his school year. After insisting on continuing in the regular program, Raphaël came to realise the true importance of succeeding at school and of seizing every opportunity to receive help at Cité étudiante de la Haute-Gatineau high school. Since then, Raphaël has been working twice as hard and has been gaining more and more confidence in himself. The Secondary 5 student now feels ready to begin college, his gateway to the legal studies he aspires to pursue.


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Soccer au coeur

Students committed to setting up an indoor soccer team to share their love of the game

Three years ago, students at Sacré-Cœur school joined together to form an indoor soccer team with the goal of sharing their passion for the sport. A second team was subsequently set up and now more than twenty students at the school, girls and boys from Secondary 1 through 4, can enjoy one of their favourite sports while fostering team spirit and a sense of belonging as well as participating in competitions hosted by the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec. Passion, fun and team spirit are the three words that perfectly sum up the Soccer au cœur project, a project that goes well beyond the game of soccer.


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FINALISTCOMMITTED STAFF MEMBER AVENIR
Benoît Tolszczuk

A counsellor committed to building a sense of belonging and promoting the talents of young people

Benoit Tolszczuk has been encouraging young people at De l’Île high school to get involved for more than 20 years now. He has contributed, over the years, to the development of three educational projects and the implementation of a wide range of initiatives aimed at mobilizing young people, including activities to facilitate the transition from elementary to secondary school and a gala in recognition of extracurricular life, to name but a few. Every day, this spiritual life and community involvement counsellor strives, in all of his actions, to help students achieve their full potential, actions that help in a concrete manner to boost their sense of belonging.


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Cassandra Leblanc

A student committed to drawing on her artistic talents to help sick children

Cassandra Leblanc is driven by a passion for singing and theatre and over the years the Secondary 5 student at Hormisdas-Gamelin high school has brought a wide range of art projects to life. As a member of the L’Escapade theatre troupe in Buckingham since the age of 8, Cassandra has also participated in four editions of the Secondaire en spectacle show. This year, she’ll be using her flair for the performing arts and organizing events to help the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada as the producer of a talent show aimed at raising funds to build a research wing at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).


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Sunobar Asifi

A student committed to proving that visually impaired people can be just as successful as anyone else

Sunobar Asifi is an outstanding role model of integration and perseverance at Mont-Bleu high school. Born in Afghanistan, where she received very little education, Sunobar arrived in Canada just two and a half years ago with everything to learn. And then of course, because she was born with a visual impairment, her daily life also comes with its fair share of challenges. But listening to her speak today, it almost seems as though she’s spoken French all her life. And when you look at her, it’s impossible not to be amazed by her steadfast determination and her incredible strength of character that push her to do her utmost to raise awareness about the visually impaired.


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Nathaniel Huot-Lavoie

A student committed to doing well in school to become a paramedic and help others

It’s not always easy to get top grades at school when you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia and dysorthographia. But Nathaniel Huot-Lavoie nonetheless decided to strive for success. The 18-year-old Secondary 4 student at Sacré-Cœur elementary and high school admits that he’s had to work extra hard. In elementary school, he was in a special needs class and in high school he joined the individualized learning program. However, three years ago he achieved something that very few students have accomplished: he succeeded in switching from the special needs to the regular program. His secret? He bravely asked for help and accepted to work twice and even three times as hard in order to make his dream of being a paramedic a reality.


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Corianne Guénette

A student committed to sharing her energy in order to make a difference in her community

Corianne Guénette is simply bursting with energy! A Secondary 5 student at Sacré-Cœur high school, Corianne never passes up an opportunity to share her love of life. Moreover, her innate communication skills have given her the ability to make a true difference for those around her. Whether it’s as a journalist with the Journal L’Étudiant Outaouais student newspaper or as a member of the student government, whether it’s by helping to organize the year-end school trip, volunteering with elementary students or participating in a humanitarian trip to Guatemala, Corianne spreads joy, happiness and good cheer wherever she goes.


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