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MONTREAL, MAY 1, 2013 –  Marymount Academy Secondary V student Hannah Hayatoolla has been presented with a prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Award for 2013.

Hanna has been the president of the  International Baccalaureate (IB) Council for two years during which time she was responsible for a number of  initiatives: The Marymount Reads Project, encouraging students to develop their literary skills; the introduction of ACF (Action Contre la Faim) to her fellow students, raising money for the cause and bringing members of the organization to Marymount for a workshop on world hunger; and inviting  a sister schools  in Columbus, Ohio to come to Montreal and participate in the ACF workshop.  

Besides  volunteering at the ACF headquarters for two months in her spare time. Hanna was also heavily involved in the Sun Youth Christmas Toy Drive, the Starlight Foundation, Free the Children Association, Montreal WE Day and Share the Warmth. Her boundless energy and willingness to work hard to promote her school knows no end.

A willing and adventurous student,  with a wonderful sense of humour, Hanna keeps busy by  arranging social activities for Marymount students such as movie nights, fundraisers and class trips, the latest of which was to meet the High Commissioner of Ghana in Ottawa.  Through all of this, Hannah has maintained an average of 85 percent and placed on the Honour Roll numerous times.

“Hanna exemplifies the very heart, spirit and soul of our school,” says Principal Craig Olenik. “This is why we call Marymount Academy A World of Possibilities.”


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213