By Kathy Rowe

The CCRA wishes to congratulate Sir Oliver Mowate graduate Chayah Greenidge on winning the CCRA Award for the 2019/20 school year. The award goes to the Grade 12 student who demonstrates the qualities that CCRA founder Bill Dempsey cherished. Leadership and volunteerism are two such qualities and Chayah has both of those in spades!

Chayah moved to the Centennial community four years ago and she quickly jumped in to the leadership opportunities that Mowat had to offer. She was a prefect in Grades 11 and 12. As a prefect, Chayah helped to plan school events such as Freshi Follies and Christmas Cheer, and assisted with the university fair, parent-teacher interviews and the Grade 8 information nights. 

She plays the flute and in Grade 12 she became co-captain of the music council, helping to plan various music events throughout the year. Chayah was also with Me to We for the full four years, working on local projects such as food and toy drives and global projects such as building a well in Kenya.

Chayah is now attending Laurentian University (online) where she is taking a concurrent French education program. Five years from now she hopes to become a French teacher.

We wish Chayah all the best in her postsecondary studies.