A record 21 EMSB students awarded prizes for Excellence in French
A record number of 21 students were presented with the Robert Alfred Peck Prize for Excellence in French at the monthly Council of Commissioners meeting on January 23.
Based on the 2022-232 academic year, 15 Secondary IV and six Secondary V students were recognized for attaining the mark of 100 percent. They will be each be receiving certificates and cheques in the amount of $100.
There are nine students from Royal West Academy in Montreal West, six from Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemount, four from Westmount High School amd two from MIND (Moving in New Directions) in the Plateau. .
Royal West Academy
Hannah Anson Secondary IV
Eve Bercuvitz, Secondary IV
Victoria Cormier, Secondary IV Cassidy Engo, Secondary IV
Emily Kathleen Gardner, Secondary IV
David Hernandez, Secondary IV
Gaelle Le dantec, Secondary IV
Simon Maclaren, Secondary IV
Alessia Marquez Borelli, Secondary IV
Vincent Massey Collegiate
Audrey Toribio Barroso, Secondary IV
Édouard Chassé, Secondary IV
Adriana Di lalla, Secondary IV
Mateo Duque, Secondary IV
Anna Gartner, Secondary IV
Emma Gibeau, Secondary IV
Westmount High School
Nicolas Chen, Secondary V
Alec Murphy, Secondary V
Alynna Nguyen, Secondary V
Nina Rose Rebellati-Mitnick, Secondary V
Ella Eichler, Secondary V
Ivy Kelly-Smith, Secondary V
The late Mr. Peck began teaching in the 1930s and 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, having completed his career as a teacher in Africa. Mr. Peck co-authored Le Français Pratique, the textbook for the teaching of French as a second language with Elizabeth Buchanan. It was a mainstay in Quebec Protestant English schools for over 20 years. This prize was established by the Peck family and the EMSB in 2002.
About the English Montreal School Board
With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines, the EMSB network consists of 73 schools and centres. For more details, visit the EMSB website at www.emsb.qc.ca.