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Friday, May 13, 2011

JDSS Teacher Wins Award

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

Ray Morrison is this year's recipient of Technological Excellence Award.

A teacher at John Diefenbaker Secondary School in Hanover is being recognized for his contribution to technology education.

Ray Morrison is this year's recipient of the Dick Hopkins Award of Excellence in Technological Education.

He received the award Friday in Alliston at the Skills Canada Awards ceremony.

Morrison calls the recognition humbling and overwhelming since he was nominated by staff and students.

Morrison has served as a Tech Teacher at JDSS for 24 years, and during that time, he has helped many of his students achieve success at the Skills Canada level.

Principal Mark Ozorio says Morrison has served his students well over the years.

He notes Morrison is personally responsible for introducing the Specialist High Skill Major program in Transportation at JDSS.

Ozorio says Morrison's easy going nature and dedication to his students made him an ideal candidate for this award.

Technology education plays an important role at JDSS, as 30 per cent of the student population are enrolled in some form of tech class.

Morrison also wants to see technology incorporated in any new Hanover high school as the Bluewater board completes its accommodation review.


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