2023-2024 Student Recognition Awards

2023-2024 Student Recognition Awards
Posted on 06/25/2024

Each year, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Student Recognition Awards celebrate excellence in student leadership. Students are chosen by their principals and vice-principals for their demonstration of initiative, supported by the will to succeed, the dedication to finish what they started, and the commitment to achieve their personal best.

Congratulations to this year’s winner from Nepean High School: Yasmin A.!

Yasmin embodies Nepean High School’s motto, “Love Purple, Live Gold”. As a school leader, Yasmin has worked tirelessly to improve equity and equality at the school. During the 2022-23 school year, she was the co-president of the Diverse Student Union. This group actively looked to engage students and staff with equity initiatives that supported racialized students within the school community. This included creating an assembly and events that featured culture and diversity at the forefront. During the 2023-24 school year, Yasmin helped Nepean High School create their first Black Student Alliance (BSA). As the co-president of the BSA, she has helped to bring community to the Black students at Nepean. In addition to being a school leader, Yasmin is a caring and considerate student who sets high expectations for herself. She is pursuing a degree in health sciences with the goal of becoming a doctor. As a Black woman in STEM, she has opted to pursue an area that is drastically underrepresented both in personnel and in research. The school community is grateful for Yasmin’s leadership and the important work she has undertaken.

Learn more about this year's award recipients on the OCDSB website.

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