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2 UGDSB students win Banting Legacy Educational Awards

June 7, 2018

GUELPH, Ontario – Two Upper Grand District School Board students were recently named recipients of a Banting Legacy Educational Award.

The Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation (SFBLF) announced the winners of the awards on June 3. These awards are given to students living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, with the intention of aiding them to advance their career through post-secondary education.

This program is one of many programs operated by the SFBLF to help fight diabetes and help preserve the legacy of Banting. Banting was co-discoverer of insulin.

According to the SFBLF press release, “The awards are based on consideration of academic achievement, leadership, creative contributions to extra-curricular activities within school and community, diligent adherence to essential diabetes self-management protocols, a written essay selected from topics provided and supporting recommendations from healthcare providers and community leaders.”

Wellington Heights SS student Brittney E. and John F. Ross CVI student Darren M. were two of four recipients of the 2018 Banting Legacy Bursary (Group 2) award.

Other winners were from the Peel DSB, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic DSB, Toronto DSB and Trillium Lakelands DSB.

Congratulations Brittney and Darren on receiving this award.

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