Northern Ontario School of Medicine visits DHS

A group of DHS students were given a first hand look at studying medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine on Thursday.

Kristie Skunta and Marlon Hagerty are third year NOSM medical students from Thunder Bay that are spending 8 months in Dryden learning about community health at the hospital and clinic.

Their presentation touched on aspects of studying medicine and discussed their own personal pathways to medical school. 

Thanks to the presenters for sharing their knowledge with DHS students!

DHS raises funds for Earthquake Relief

The DHS Leadership class held the “Saucy Skills Competition” at DHS on Tuesday. Students signed up to participate in a variety of skill testing events including a football toss, free throw shooting, hackey sack, hula hooping and video gaming.

Tickets were sold for the event, and a large group of students watched as the competitors went head to head in friendly competition.

The event raised close to $600 that will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross for earthquake relief efforts.

Thanks to the leadership class for their efforts, and to all students that purchased tickets to support this event. You’ve shown that DHS cares!

DHS Student picks up OSSTF Provincial Achievement Award

Michelle Arseneault being presented with her award with the help of Minister of Education, Leona Dombrowsky.

Michelle Arseneault has been named as the winner of the Creative Video Category in the 2010 OSSTF Provincial Student Achievement Awards (also known as the Marion Drysdale Awards).

The theme of this years contest was “Suppress Exccess”, which asked students to consider the concept of excess in their lives and in our society.

Michelle created a video piece entitled “Making a Difference by Way of Waste Reduction” which considered both the ecological and the aesthetic impact of overconsumption.

Michelle said “The focus of the video is how our actions to reduce waste add up.  An example of how actions add up is provided in my video with regard to the use of plastic shopping bags.  This idea can be applied to any material products that humans consume.  This section of my video demonstrates the importance of the Marion Drysdale Contest theme; becoming a conscious consumer, since one person can make a difference.  In doing so we can also become more localized and develop a greater sense of community pride.  The video can also be regarded as a short story of how environment awareness has become my passion, my past time, and my lifestyle.”

An award ceremony will take place in Toronto near the beginning of the March break.  The contest prize includes a free trip to Toronto for Michelle, her mother and sponsoring teacher Mrs. O’Grady.  In addition, Michelle receives $300.00 of prize money and the provincial award title for the video category of the contest.

Congratulations Michelle!

(click here to view Michelle’s winning video)
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