More than 200 Kumon students were rewarded for their academic excellence at a student achievement ceremony on May 24. Kumon's annual Student Awards Event is held to recognize the hard work, dedication and success of students ranging from pre-school to high school, while inspiring and motivating them to continue to strive towards their academic and personal goals.
“It’s important that parents and children see their educational and personal accomplishments celebrated,” said Ms. Claudia Varvaro, Instructor of the Lasalle Kumon Centre for the past six years. “With Kumon's mission rooted so deeply in helping foster confidence and a love of learning, there’s nothing more important than an event like this. It’s an honour to support them on their path towards a bright future.”
For many children, the result has been better grades in school, but Ms. Varvaro and her students were also celebrating other accomplishments such as improved study habits, independent learning skills and self-confidence, all of which are going to help them succeed not only in school, but throughout their lives.
Each student received a personalized award as recognition of their successes. Students who finished the year on the Advanced Student Honour Roll (given to those who attempted challenges a minimum of one-year above their current school grade level) were given awards, as well as those who reached milestone and anniversary achievements.
In addition to these students, four students were recognized for a remarkable achievement – completed the entire Kumon Reading Program. Of the more than 50,000 Kumon students in Canada, only 387 students completed the program last year. These successes are an inspiration to many other students at the Lasalle Kumon Centre who are also working towards Program Completion.
“This event is not just about being great readers or mathematicians,” said Ms. Varvaro. “Although academic success is important, it’s also about using all of your skills and talents to make the world a better place. My sincerest congratulations and heartfelt wishes for continued success go out to each of my students and their families.”
Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, founded in Japan more than 50 years ago. For information about Kumon or the centre in Lasalle, please call 514-364-3666.