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Definitely Durham - Nomination Form

Honouring the Outstanding Achievements of Durham District School Board Graduates

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) provides quality public education to thousands of students in our community.  The DDSB is proud of its many students. In order to showcase and celebrate the successes of public education, the DDSB Trustees established a Hall of Fame, Definitely Durham, which highlights and recognizes notable graduates.

Instructions:

  • All nomination forms (and supporting information) become property of the Durham District School Board upon submission and will not be returned.
  • Nominators should retain a copy of their submission for reference.
  • All submissions will be acknowledged in writing.
  • Nominees cannot be “self-nominated” or nominated by immediate family members (nominee’s spouse, parents and grandparents, children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, mother in law and father in law, brothers in law and sisters in law, daughters in law and sons in law or adopted, half, and step members).

Selection Criteria:

Nominators should provide sufficient information to give the selection committee a complete picture of the nominee’s character and his/her achievements. Please provide as much detail as possible for consideration by the selection committee.  Additional pages are admissible.

2.1  Nominees must exemplify DDSB character traits (team work, responsibility, respect, perseverance, optimism, kindness, integrity, honesty, empathy, courage).

2.2  Nominees must be positive role models in their community and for our students.

2.3  Nominees have achieved outstanding success in realizing their goals, (career, community activism, overcoming obstacles, etc.)

2.4  Nominees should be representative of the diverse student and staff population at the DDSB.

2.5  Nominees should be representative of diverse geographic areas of the Durham District School Board.

2.6  Nominees should be representative of a diversity of accomplishments (arts, sports, business, overcoming obstacles, etc.).

2.7  Nominees cannot be a current staff member, Trustee or student or immediate family member (nominee’s spouse, parents and grandparents, children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, mother in law and father in law, brothers in law and sisters in law, daughters in law and sons in law or adopted, half, and step members) of the current Director of Education, members of the senior leadership team or sitting members of the Board of Trustees.

2.8  Nominees must have spent a minimum of four years as a student of the DDSB.

2.9  Nominees can be inductees in an existing DDSB school's Hall of Fame. 


Please complete required criteria on the following form:

  • Answer all questions completely.
  • Deadline for nominations is:  September 4, 2020 

Nominations by immediate family members of the nominee (nominee’s spouse, parents and grandparents, children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, mother in law and father in law, brothers in law and sisters in law, daughters in law and sons in law or adopted, half, and step members) and self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominees cannot be immediate family members of the current Director of Education or members of the senior DDSB leadership team, or sitting members of the DDSB Board of Trustees.

Information collected will be used to evaluate nominees and notify recipients of the Durham District School Board "Definitely Durham" Award, and is subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSO 1990, c M-56.