The Robert Alfred Peck Prize for Excellence


The Robert Alfred Peck Prize for Excellence in French was presented for the third time at the November English Montreal School Board Council of Commissioners meeting. Tina Lam (second from the left) a June 2004 graduate of LaurenHill Academy in Saint-Laurent, was the recipient. She is shown here beimng congratulated (left to right) by EMSB Director General Antonio Lacroce, Mr. Peck's daughter, Natalie Chapman, and EMSB Chairman Dominic Spiridigliozzi. Mr. Peck served as the superintendent of French for the Ministry of Education and held similar posts with the former Westmount School Board and the former Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal. He was a department head for French at Lachine High School and vice-principal of Riverdale High School on the West Island. He completed his career as a teacher in Africa and co-authored Le Francais Pratique, the textbook for the teaching of French as a second language with Elizabeth Buchanan. This textbook was a mainstay in Quebec Protestant English schools for over 20 years.