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News Release: YMM Parent’s Top 20 Under 20 Sees 13 FMPSD Students Honoured

News Release: YMM Parent’s Top 20 Under 20 Sees 13 FMPSD Students Honoured

Photo Collage Courtesy: Dawn Booth, YMM Parent MagazinePhoto Collage Courtesy: Dawn Booth, YMM Parent Magazine

(Fort McMurray, AB, October 28, 2020) Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD) congratulates 13 of our students who were honoured at YMM Parent Magazine’s second annual Top 20 Under 20 celebration on October 25, 2020. The event was held at the Fort McMurray International Airport with honorees and select guests only due to COVID restrictions.

“This is our second annual year of honouring the children and youth of our region,” said Dawn Booth, Editor-in-Chief of YMM Parent

“The recipients have known about their recognition since earlier this year and we had some setbacks and transitions to how we produce the program, so we are incredibly honoured to get to this point and bring some great news to our region. The Top 20 Under 20 initiative is facilitated in a partnership with YMM Parent Magazine and Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s MACOY (Mayor’s Advisory Council on Youth) to provide mentorship opportunities to its members of the General Assembly. It’s the students of this program who select the recipients based on public nominations and they learn how to interview and write stories to further recognize them in the community,” Booth added. 

FMPSD’s Top 20 students are leaders across the Division, who give back to their schools, and the community. Jennifer Turner, Superintendent, FMPSD congratulated them.

“What a banner week for FMPSD. Our students are truly local and global citizens, who believe in being changemakers. We are proud to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow - today. We know these students have a bright future. Congratulations again.”

Top 20 Students:

Aditya Ayri; Westwood Community High School graduate for the Class of 2020

Ansh Ramani; Grade 7 student of Westwood Community High School

Avi Pandya; Grade 12 student of Westwood Community High School

Coburn Fadden; Grade 12 student of École McTavish Public High School

Ethan Josey; École McTavish Public High School graduate and Valedictorian of the Class of 2020

Hanen Wood-Gacem; Grade 6 student at Thickwood Heights Public School

Isabella Roussin; Grade 12 student of  École McTavish Public High School

Kendra Mercer; Fort McMurray Composite High School graduate for the Class of 2019

Krutik Patel; École McTavish Public High School graduate of the Class of 2020

Lucas Ryan; Fort McMurray Composite High School graduate for the Class of 2019

Nifemi Adebayo; Westwood Community High School graduate for the Class of 2020

Rushi Kadali; Grade 7 student at Westwood Community High School

Saptarshi Bhattacherya; Grade 12 student at Westwood Community High School

Story profiles can be viewed online at https://ymmparent.ca/magazine_downloads/ymm-parent-issue-3/

Congratulations everyone!

For more information, please contact:

Kiran Malik-Khan

Communications Manager

Fort McMurray Public School Division

W: 780-788-8009

C: 780-880-7666

kiran.malikkhan@fmpsd.ab.ca