Lauren Laginski, ÉSC Franco-Ouest outstanding graduate
Lauren Laginski, a grade 12 student at École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest in Espanola, stands apart from her peers through her sense of respect for others, work well done and perseverance. During her four years of secondary school studies, Lauren played on a number of sports teams and was a member of the Student Parliament while maintaining high average grades. In her personal life she works part-time and owns her own business, making outfits for dogs. Lauren demonstrates exceptional maturity and sets her personal and academic goals well in advance.
Lauren is also involved in her community as an assistant coach in Espanola minor league hockey; member of her school’s UNIS group and, as well, volunteers at The Auxiliary in Espanola.
École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord
With the end of the academic year just around the corner, the CSC Nouvelon is profiling one remarquable graduate from each of its secondary schools.
Frédéric Houle, a grade 12 student at École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord in Blind River, stands out through his academic excellence. He gives generously of his time to school activities and uses his leadership qualities to motivate his peers to do likewise. He is involved in numerous sports and always encourages his teammates to do their utmost. Frédéric has won a number of medals and banners in Northern Ontario and province-wide competitions through his perseverance and dedication, and also took home the first OFSAA provincial badminton banner for his school.
He gives back to his community by volunteering at the Golden Birches Long-Term Care Centre, participating in fundraising for the North Shore Cruisers and hosting summer badminton clinics. His volunteer experience at Golden Birches has motivated Frédéric to enrol in a Université d’Ottawa nursing program.
École secondaire Notre-Dame-du-Sault
Maggie Maloney, a grade 12 student at École secondaire Notre-Dame-du-Sault in Sault Ste. Marie, is highly involved in the life of her school. She has played on a variety of sports teams during her four years at her high school, including volleyball, basketball and athletics. She the current president of the Student Parliament and has been involved in the school committee since she first came to Notre-Dame-du-Sault. Maggie has organized many activities for the students of her school, always ensuring that inclusiveness is the watchword. Maggie’s strong sense of compassion leads her to keep her eyes constantly on the well-being of others. She is a hard-working and dedicated student whose attention to detail is well developed, and always seeks to achieve her full potential, demonstrating remarkable tenacity in rising to meet the challenges of life.