Brockville – Larry Henry, a very well respected law and business teacher at Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS), is the 2017
recipient of the Arie van Mansum award from the Center for Holocaust Education and Scholarship for exemplary work in
Holocaust education in his classroom.
The award is a tribute to Arie van Mansum, a Dutch born man who was famous for saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust. Mr. van Mansum immigrated to Canada after the Second World War.
Mr. Henry will be formally presented with his award certificate at the opening event of Holocaust Education month in Ottawa on November 9th.
He will be recognized at TISS at the beginning of the school remembrance assembly on November 10th at 10 am in the TISS main gym.
“Larry is the kind of teacher that tries to make learning relevant and real for his students,” says Principal Terry Gardiner.
“Whether it is bringing in a Holocaust survivor, arranging law day for students at the court house with local judges and attorneys, or having his classes organize a ball hockey charity event, he strives to give students a real world anchor to their learning.”
Members of the public are welcome to the TISS remembrance assembly on November 10th at 10 am.