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Students and staff recognized with “Yes I Can” awards

Close to 50 individuals across the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board were recently presented with a “Yes I Can” award from the Ontario Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

CEC is a community of educators and partners in learning dedicated to advancing the success of students with exceptionalities in Ontario.

Each year, students are recognized for their achievements in nine categories, including academic, self-advocacy, community service, technology, independent living skills, employment, arts, extracurricular, and athletics. This year, students and staff were recognized for their achievements at their schools.

CEC’s mission is to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and/or special needs.

See PDF attached for award winners. Congratulations to all!
























Grade 7 student Ricky Raposo from St. Michael.
Grade 7 student Ricky Raposo from St. Michael.

St. Joachim Principal Nadia Cipanna with husband and retired Superintendent of Education Corrado Ciapanna. Nadia was awarded with Educational Leader of the Year.
St. Joachim Principal Nadia Cipanna with husband and retired Superintendent of Education Corrado Ciapanna. Nadia was awarded with Educational Leader of the Year.

St Thomas More Special Education Resource Teacher Julie Walters awarded for Exceptional Children Member of Year. Julie is pictured with Brian Daly, Principal of Thomas More.
St Thomas More Special Education Resource Teacher Julie Walters awarded for Exceptional Children Member of Year. Julie is pictured with Brian Daly, Principal of Thomas More.

Grade 8 student Izaac Englehardt from St. Michael School.
Grade 8 student Izaac Englehardt from St. Michael School.

Grade 8 student Anthony DiMambro from St. Clare of Assisi.
Grade 8 student Anthony DiMambro from St. Clare of Assisi.

Grade 12 student Anthony Morelli from St. Thomas More.
Grade 12 student Anthony Morelli from St. Thomas More.