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Kole Nelson Receives James Bartleman Award


"...Gain their love and don't be a beast
Be smart use your mind
Don't be a bully behind your fears hide
Show love and be loved that's the key to respect..."
~ Kole Nelson, age 11 ~

John Campbell PS student, Kole Nelson, wrote a rap condemning all kinds of bullies, which has earned him the James Bartleman Award, along with 5 other young Ontarians.

The Bartleman Award, recognizes Aboriginal youth for their hard work and abilities. Besides the special recognition, Kole receives $2500 for his creative writing talent.

Named after James Karl Bartleman (pictured, above), the first Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the award was created to honour his efforts in promoting literacy among Aboriginal youth.