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Nomination Criteria


Our Outstanding Graduates initiative takes a peek into the lives of some very extraordinary people and examines how Catholic education at our board helped to shape their future. This annual initiative will feature one graduate, through a nomination process, from each of our nine Catholic high schools.

Nomination/Program Criteria

  • The initiative will run on an annual basis.

  • The Communications and Public Affairs Department will accept nominations via an on-line nomination form. Only complete nomination forms will be considered.

  • A complete nomination will include the following:
    1. Name and contact information for the nominee
    2. Name and contact information for the nominator
    3. Brief bio outlining the nominees successes career, volunteer, academic, extra-curricular
    4. Quote from the graduate about how Catholic education influenced their lives
    5. A high-resolution photograph
    6. Consent to use the information and photograph on website, media and in publications for the board.

  • A selection committee made up of system leaders will review the nominations, and propose recipients. The proposed candidates will be brought to the board's Executive Leadership Committee (ELC) for final approval.

  • The deadline for nominations will be January 31st of each year.

  • One graduate from each of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board’s nine high schools will be featured publicly.

  • The featured graduates will be celebrated during Catholic Education Week each year.