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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Citizens honoured for supporting student achievementGreat Place Award recipients
19 June 2006, Belleville, Ontario—Congratulations are in order for 10 Hastings and Prince Edward citizens who support student achievement and help to make the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board A Great Place to Learn and A Great Place to Work!

5th Annual Great Place Awards
The 5th Annual Great Place Awards were presented at this evening’s public Board meeting. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding contributions by students, staff, parents and guardians, and community partners. The Great Place Awards are the highest form of recognition within the district.

The 2006 Great Place Award recipients are:
• Emily Adams, Teacher, Frankford Public School
• Susanne Allin, Teacher, Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School
• Karen Coxwell, Secretary, Sir John A. Macdonald School
• Philip Kennedy, Volunteer, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
• Brian Meindl, Teacher, Trenton High School
• Karen Morrow, Teacher, Bayside Secondary School
• Barry Norton, Principal, Sir Mackenzie Bowell Public School
• Joyce Nussey, Office Supervisor, Moira Secondary School
• Tara Reid, Educational Assistant, Trenton High School
• Ernie Tufts, Volunteer, S.H. Connor School

The Great Place Awards Committee received 26 nominations representing all eligible categories—students, employee groups, volunteers, parents and guardians, and community partners.

“On behalf of the Board, I offer congratulations to all award recipients. These individuals have made meaningful and lasting contributions to students and school communities, and are held in high esteem by their colleagues and community. They truly help to make the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board A Great Place to Learn and A Great Place to Work!” remarks Judy Edgar, Chair of the Board.

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has 46 elementary and eight secondary schools serving 18,400 students, employing 1,070 teachers and 705 support staff. The Board covers a wide geographical area of 7,221 square kilometres bordered by Maynooth to the north, Deseronto to the east, Prince Edward County to the south, and Quinte West to the west.

For more information, contact:
• Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, (613) 966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354