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2009 – Avery Wheeler

2009 – Avery Wheeler, who graduated in June from Tagwi Secondary School in Avonmore, Ontario, is the winner of the 2009 Glengarry Historical Society Prize for History.

The GHS Prize for History is a $250 prize awarded annually to a graduating high school student who, in the opinion of teachers, has done well in history. It is awarded on a rotating basis to the five high schools accommodating students from Glengarry County, that is, Holy Trinity, Tagwi, Le Relais, Glengarry District and Char-Lan.

Ms Wheeler, who lives near Osnabruck Centre in neighbouring Stormont County, is continuing her studies this fall at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.

“I’m taking environmental studies,” she said. “But of course I’m taking history, too. I studied Canadian and world history at Tagwi, and it was something I always enjoyed.”

In addition to the GHS Prize for History, Ms Wheeler won the geography prize at Tagwi. She was on the Ontario Honour Roll and the Tagwi Honour Roll, and was class valedictorian.

She was active in student council, played rugby and volleyball, was a peer helper, and was school PA announcer for two years.

Dane Lanken