QC students win LG’s award

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Photo: courtesy of CQSB

Adréane Toussaint receives the prestigious Governor General’s Youth Award.

The Lieutenant Governor General Ceremony, held in the Legislative Council Room, honoured a number of youth as well as seniors for their positive contributions to their communities, as well as their constant desire to surpass themselves. Candidates for the youth medal must demonstrate qualities such as courage and dedication, and be a source of inspiration for their peers. Andréane Toussaint of Dollard-des-Ormeaux School and Cindy Neal-Germain of St. Patrick’s High School were recipients of this prestigious award in an official ceremony held on May 16, 2008.

Andréane Toussaint volunteers on average 15 hours per week at the school day-care early in the morning before school starts and after school. She is known to have the greatest tact when managing younger children whether in groups or individually. She is recommended with the greatest confidence by the school to parents in need of a private tutor for their own children. She volunteers her time freely to her teachers. She is graced with an uncanny degree of maturity for someone her age. Faced with challenges in her early years, it is rewarding to see the wonderful young lady that she has become. Her teachers consider her a most deserving recipient.

Cindy Neal-Germain’s courage, determination and perseverance in the face of challenges that, for many, would have been insurmountable obstacles are an inspiration not only to young people, but to anyone who has met her. She is consistently positive and smiling. She is thoughtful and caring, always concerned with how she can be of service.

Indeed, she helps an elderly neighbour who is living with a handicap, every day! She has touched so many teachers, administrators and staff members and everyone is very, very proud of her.

As we watch her choose which career path to take, her main criterion is still how she can help. Congratulations on a job well done!