Congratulations to students from the Northern Outdoor Studies class at North Hastings High School  in Bancroft received the Ministry of Natural Resources Junior Conservation Award.
The Honourable Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Natural Resources, presented the students with the award while she was on-hand to speak to the more than 400 attendees at the 82nd Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference held recently in Mississauga. The students and their teachers were invited to the event.
The outdoor studies class, led by teachers Glen Pomeroy and Barb Gillis, prepares students for entry into the workforce with employers in sectors such as resource and wildlife management. The school’s Northern Outdoor Studies (NOS) program has received the award in previous years.
According to an OFAH news release, OFAH Executive Director Mike Reader said, “Young people, like the Northern Outdoor Studies students from North Hastings High School, are making an important contribution to our environment. They are showing the kind of conservation leadership that will help ensure a healthy future for our fish and wildlife.”
North Hastings High School is committed to success for all students. Together with community partners, NHHS provides programs that prepare students for the transition to apprenticeship programs, college, university and the workplace. Many NHHS students have earned prestigious scholarships that recognize excellence in academics, extra-curricular and community involvement. NHHS offers unique 4-credit courses that are recognized provincially as school-to-work transition programs. The Northern Outdoor Studies (NOS) program, for example, allows students to learn principles of resource management and environmental studies. The students acquire the skills, certifications, and knowledge to gain employment in resource-based careers.The Forestry, Industry, Skills Related Training (FIRST) program-another 4-credit course, is designed to provide students with skills needed to be participants in our local forest industry. NHHS also offers numerous Cooperative Education opportunities including the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). Each program promotes valuable hands-on work experiences for all levels of learners. NHHS has something to offer every student in the community!
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Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354.