Brockville student receives GG award

In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 photo provided by the French Carholic school board, Cassandra 'Cassie' Joli-Coeur shows off her award from Governor General David Johnston. Cassie was singled out for her volunteerism. (CECCE via Newswatch Group)

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.

In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 photo provided by the French Carholic school board, Cassandra 'Cassie' Joli-Coeur shows off her award from Governor General David Johnston. Cassie was singled out for her volunteerism. (CECCE via Newswatch Group)

In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 photo provided by the French Carholic school board, Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Joli-Coeur shows off her award from Governor General David Johnston. Cassie was singled out for her volunteerism. (CECCE via Newswatch Group)

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