The Upper Canada District School Board held their Board Celebration evening at North Grenville District High School (NGDHS) last Monday night.
The celebration honoured volunteers and Board staff who have gone above and beyond for the students. “We want to shine a bright light on the good that people do,” said Director of Education Stephen Sliwa. “It is not lost on us that there are people to be recognized from all four corners of our school board.”
“We are proud to honour those people who make our schools centres of quality learning through volunteerism, acts of caring, and quality service to our students and our system,” added Chair Jeff McMillan.
The guests at the celebration were entertained by talented student drumming group from NGDHS, big baNG. The group, made up of students from grade 8-12, performed dance and drum pieces from West Africa. They have just returned from a trip to the Trills and Thrills Festival in Toronto, where they earned a 95% mark from adjudicators, and received a superior rating. big baNG has also performed at several schools in the area this year as well as an Ottawa Senators game.