Earsay created ‘The Pat Bougeard Achievement Award’ in 2012, to be presented annually to the dDeaf child or young person who has achieved something fantastic during the year. We are now looking for nominations for 2020 please – which has of course been a slightly different year for everyone. Anyone can let us know of a dDeaf child or young person’s special achievement of 2020 – parent, teacher, youth club leader, sibling or professional. We are hoping for lots of nominations, from a variety of sources. Anyone who is in contact with a deaf child or young person can advise us of what they think is their extra special achievement of the year.
Tell us the name of your nominee, what their achievement highlight of 2020 was; what ‘extra’ they may have given to attain their goal/ have they had to overcome many hurdles/have they helped others along the way or contributed to raising dDeaf awareness?
The nominee must be a Jersey resident and must have accomplished their achievement since November 2019. Nominations may be made to Viv Armstrong, Earsay Secretary by email on [email protected] (please check email address carefully, so we can ensure the nomination is received) or by hard copy to Viv Armstrong, Bramhall House, 9 Hautmont Estate, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4RG.
Closing date for nominations is Friday 6th December, and after this date all nominations will be forwarded to an independent third party who will make the final decision. This year, due to not having a Christmas Party, we will present the award in January 2021, meeting social distancing guidelines at that time. The winner will receive a personalised gift and our perpetual Earsay shield, as well as their own trophy to keep. GET NOMINATING!
The Pat Bougeard Achievement Award was set up in the name of Pat Bougeard, Earsay’s only deaf committee member, who in 2012 was licensed as a lay reader with the Diocese of Winchester. She was the first deaf person to achieve this distinction, which requires three years of intensive study, and provides many challenges along the way. She is also a fantastic role model for our deaf children, always ready to volunteer her time to help others. To mark her phenomenal accomplishment, and to be a great legacy from our 40th year celebrations in 2012, the Award was born.
PIC IS 2019 WINNER GABRIELLA CALACA