CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - At the annual convention of Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones (FNCSF), which was held in Halifax on Friday, a former resident of Abrams village was presented with the Jean Robert Gauthier award for his outstanding contribution to the growth of the French language in education.
“Robert Maddix sat as an elected school board trustee for fourteen years, from 2002 to 2016, including nine years as its Chairman, from 2004 to 2014,” explained Emile Gallant, the chairperson of the French-language school board in P.E.I.
“During his tenure, when he represented the Évangéline region and the Charlottetown area, Robert played a key role in establishing four new French-language schools on P.E.I. – in Summerside, in West Prince, in Rustico and in Souris – as well as in the expansion of Charlottetown’s École François-Buote.”
Gallant added that Maddix also was the chairman of the national federation from 2011 to 2015.
P.E.I.’s Commission Scolaire de Langue Française (CSLF) congratulates him for this prestigious honour.