BROCKVILLE – A Grade 9 student from Ange-Gabriel Catholic school in Brockville has received a Governor General’s award for volunteerism.
Cassandra Joli-Coeur was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from David Johnston during a ceremony on Tuesday night (Nov. 8).
Cassie – as she’s known by her classmates – is involved in a number of areas, including volunteer work in the Kensington Pawkway school and community.
She has also done a sweater drive for poor people in Belarus and helped sort used clothing at Centennial Road Church to help those in the community.
Cassie also services as a member of student government and is a scorekeeper at basketball games.
“She’s a remarkable student who makes the CECCE (French Catholic school board) very proud. She embodies, to an amazing degree, the values of caring and peer-help taught in CECCE schools. In her own way, she is making a difference, one action at a time!” said Rejean Sirois, the board’s director of education.