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CFIS Class of 2017
Cole A. has been an invaluable member of student leadership projects and the driving force behind the Dance Committee. He received the Leadership Award from Grade 9 to 11, the Louise Moore Award in Grade 9 for demonstrating vision, commitment and school spirit, and was named musician of the year and most valuable orchestra player. As an air cadet, Cole stood at attention during many Remembrance Day ceremonies and emceed our ceremony last November. Cole was part of the high school soccer team, providing excellent goaltending the last three years. Accepted into the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Mount Royal University, Cole chose the University of Ottawa’s math department with its $3,000 entrance scholarship and $1,000 French scholarship. We will miss his gentle smile and invaluable leadership skills. Cole has been at CFIS for 15 years.
Alexis B.’s diligence and commitment to quality work is exemplified in her awards for excellence in ELA 10, FLA 10, Spanish 30, Etude Social 10 and 20 and the award for the Champion des 7 habitudes in Grade 9. CFIS could always rely on Alexis to lend a hand when needed. She was involved in the Me to We club, We Day in grades 8 and 9 and volunteered at multiple events including the musical concession. Alexis will attend Queen’s University’s general science program with a $3,000 excellence entrance scholarship. She was also accepted to the University of Ottawa, University of Waterloo and University of Alberta. CFIS is proud of Alexis’ growth. She has been a CFIS student since preschool.
Patrick C. was involved with Reach for the Top for the past two years and contributed much to the success of his team, which almost reached the provincial championships this year. He is also an excellent musician, an integral part of the musical orchestra and his creative side is widely recognized. Mme Connolly will never forget him as he created her class mascot, Gaston, in Grade 8. He was accepted into the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and the University of Calgary, and chose the University of Ottawa’s mechanical engineering department with its $2,000 entrance scholarship. CFIS will miss his deep thoughts and witty comebacks. Patrick has been at CFIS since Grade 2.
Alyssa D. was an integral part of CFIS’s musical productions for most of her junior and senior school years. An amazing artist, she contributed greatly to the fine arts program. She was also the winner of the Pioneer Award. Accepted into the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta and University of Victoria, Alyssa selected microbiology at the University of British Columbia. Teachers will miss her caring manner and diligence to improving herself. Alyssa has been at CFIS for 14 years.
Elisabeth H. is an active member of CFIS, having been involved in Me to We, refereeing volleyball and volunteering with speech and debate. A vital member of the musical community, she helped with the set and was part of the backstage crew for years. A diligent student, Elisabeth received honours with distinction and the Physical Education Award, and was a valuable member of the high school soccer team. Accepted into the University of Calgary and University of Ottawa, Elisabeth chose the latter where she will take business commerce with a major in accounting or finance. She received a $3,000 scholarship for being accepted into the honours and French immersion programs. CFIS admires Elisabeth’s consistent willingness to help others and will miss her gentle spirit. Elisabeth has been at CFIS for 15 years.
Bassam H. has been an involved member of the CFIS community. He was part of the dance committee, a back-up participant in Reach for the Top and a co-coach for this year’s Grade 8 basketball team. He received the Science Award in Grade 11 and 12, the Math award in Grade 12, most sportsmanlike in basketball and most improved in volleyball twice. Bassam is also a gifted artist and musician. After being accepted into Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, University of Alberta and University of British Columbia, Bassam chose to take his bachelor of health sciences in the honours program at Carleton with a $16,000 scholarship over four years. The teachers will miss his great sense of humour and creativity. Bassam has been at CFIS for 12 years.
Landon H. has been an avid athlete, involved in every high school sport this year. His speed on the high school soccer team the last three years has been a valuable asset. Landon is a talented musician and dedicated member of the musical’s orchestra. He joined the Reach for the Top senior teams this year and astounded us with his extensive factual knowledge. Landon hopes to attend Mount Royal University in the fall. Teachers will miss his ready smile and willingness to help. Landon has been at CFIS since preschool.
Cloey L. has participated in track and field, acted as the junior high track and field coach for throwing events for three years, served many roles in the musicals, including backstage manager, and participated in Model UN for three years. She received numerous awards including the Trilingualism award in 2015, Spanish 20 award, FLA 20-1 award and most improved player in the jazz band for two years. She also received an honourable mention for leadership skills in athletics in 2016. Accepted into the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and University of Alberta, Cloey chose the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint Jean to pursue a double bachelor’s degree in secondary education and biological sciences with a minor in mathematical sciences. Her studies will be in French. Teachers are proud of Cloey’s excellent personal and academic growth. She has been at CFIS since Grade 4.
Owen M. is a talented and committed athlete, having participated in every senior high sports team. He also participated in Reach for the Top this year. Owen took a year off from CFIS to live in France with his family where he gained a new perspective on life and his future. He was accepted into Simon Fraser University, the University of Calgary, Concordia University, the University of Ottawa, Ryerson and Carleton. He will attend Simon Fraser University’s Interactive Art and Technology program, which combines digital art such as graphic design with interactive technologies such as wearable electronics or video games. Teachers will miss his eagerness to learn and friendly demeanor. Owen has been at CFIS since preschool.
Liam R. was the last student to join his cohort when he arrived at CFIS in Grade 9, but he made the transition look easy even though he landed in Spanish class with little knowledge of the language. He showed us what diligence and hard work can accomplish, eventually taking Spanish 30. Liam has been a vital member of the high school soccer team, Model UN, Reach for the Top and the school’s music program. He was accepted into the University of Calgary, University of Alberta and Carleton University. Liam chose Carleton University’s aerospace engineering program. He received a renewable $2,000 per year entrance scholarship based on marks. Teachers will miss his insightful comments and wry sense of humour.
Lauren S. is a quiet, yet active, supporter of the community who is always willing to volunteer. She participated in a number of musicals on stage and backstage, received the accelerated math award, was involved in many sports and is a talented artist. She refereed for many basketball games and was a basketball coach for the Grade 8 boys this year, who won the banner. She was accepted at Western University, the University of Calgary and University of Ottawa where she will take a bachelor’s of commerce (focusing on finance) in a French immersion co-op with an entrance scholarship of $3,000. Lauren’s passion for math will be missed. She has been at CFIS since preschool.
Emma S. is a diligent student with great leadership skills and a drive to be successful in all aspects of life. Emma achieved the honour roll with distinction every year, received an excellence in chemistry award and was named the most valuable part of the technical crew as backstage manager in the CFIS Secondary Division musical. She was the backstage manager for the Addams Family and Mary Poppins, the makeup committee head for Addams Family and was in charge of the Christmas pancake breakfast. Emma was involved in the athletics program and is a skilled soccer player. She was accepted into Concordia University, the University of Ottawa and Carleton. She chose the honours biomedical sciences program with a specialization in neuroscience in French immersion at the University of Ottawa with a $3,000 entry scholarship and $1,000 French scholarship. Teachers will miss her passionate contributions. Emma joined CFIS 13 years ago.
Katelyn S. is a talented singer, musician and actress, having played major roles in many musicals. She is also an excellent soccer player. A hard worker and high achiever, Katie received the Math Award, ELA award, Pioneer Award and Musician of the Year Award. She was accepted into the University of Calgary and Western University, and chose the honours biomedical sciences program at the University of Calgary. Teachers will miss seeing her in future musicals and her smiling face in the halls. Katelyn has been at CFIS since preschool.
Arran S. is a dedicated student and visible member of the community. He worked with classmates to plan an elections party to engage the school during the federal election. His musical skills are appreciated, as well as his unwavering commitment to the orchestra for school musicals. Arran was a keen member of one of the Reach for the Top senior teams, which missed provincials by a hair. Arran is a Schulich leader nominee and received the AP Comparative Government and Politics Award. He was accepted into the University of Ottawa, University of Calgary and Carleton, and chose civil engineering at the University of Ottawa with an admission scholarship of $3,000. Teachers will miss his dedication and biting sense of humour. Arran has been at CFIS since kindergarten.
Zoie S. is a creative, hardworking and diligent student who enjoys a good discussion. Involved in the musical for years, Zoie has been a true leader by creating choreography and teaching fellow students how to dance. She received the Lester B. Pearson Award, which recognizes leadership in the school community. Accepted by Carleton University, the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Guelph and University of Ottawa, Zoie chose Carleton’s bachelor of international and global studies with its $4,000 entrance scholarship. Teachers will miss her graceful dancing in the musicals and her insight. Zoie has been at CFIS since kindergarten.
Anna V. was an active member of CFIS. She participated in five school musicals as a lead performer, backstage crew or orchestra member. She is most proud of winning the Pioneer Award, being awarded the Most Valuable Player for both the concert and jazz bands, and for being on the Honor Roll each year. Anna won a silver medal for speech, was a member of Model UN and participated in the Asper Foundation’s Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program and the Travel Studies Program to Europe. She was accepted into Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, University of Calgary, Trent University and Ryerson University. Anna intends to pursue intensive music studies in a gap year and perhaps beyond. As a fallback, she deferred acceptance to Carleton’s honours program in forensic psychology with its $12,000 entrance scholarship. Teachers will miss her gentle presence and sweet smile. Anna has been at CFIS since preschool.
Adam Y. is appreciated as a “yes-man”, always saying yes to helping out his team, school and friends. He is genuine and motivates others to be better. Adam really blossomed academically in his last year at CFIS. The dedicated and accomplished athlete was named male athlete of the year, three years in a row. While coaching junior high teams, he won the admiration and friendship of many of the Grade 7 and 8 boys. Adam was accepted into the College of Wooster in Ohio, a premier college for mentored undergraduate research, where he will play lacrosse and study applied chemistry with an academic scholarship worth $144,000. Adams’ leadership skills will be missed. Adam has been at CFIS since kindergarten.