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Lynch-Getty Award

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Lynch-Getty Award


Alex Getty and Ron Lynch, both former Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET) board members and active supporters of international education, believed that learning to communicate and act globally was important to creating a world where people strive to understand and help those near and far. To recognize Ron and Alex’s contribution to the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network and commitment to international learning and cooperation, OCENET established the Lynch-Getty Global Student Award in 2010.

The Lynch-Getty award will be presented to four students each year attending school in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board – this award is intended for both Canadian residents as well as international fee-paying students within the OCDSB. The students will have demonstrated leadership in their community and involvement in groups, events and activities that foster cross cultural learning and understanding in school and in the community. Participation in international exchange programs, intercultural clubs, international volunteer programs, peer tutoring, student organizations, charity groups, and community associations are some activities that would help to support an application for the award.

Each recipient will receive an award valued at $1,000 CAD that is to be used upon graduation towards post-secondary education or a volunteer experience outside Canada.

The following students were selected for the Lynch-Getty Award for 2017-2018 – provided for by the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network. Each student was awarded $1,000 CAD from OCENET and a plaque which was presented at their graduation ceremony.

 2017-2018 Recipients

  • Bethany Anne McMorine - Canterbury High School

  • Feras Balbous - Hillcrest High School

  • Mawaia Abd Hussein Elkbouli - Brookfield High School

  • Najla Ahmed Mohamed - Ridgemont High School

 Details on Lynch-Getty Award 2018-2019 Application will be posted here in early March 2019.

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