About the Remy Johnston Certificate of Merit

Remy Johnston Certificate of Merit

This recognition program was established to honor the memory of Remy Johnston, a student with dyslexia whose promising life was tragically cut short in February 1989, a few months prior to graduating from Wooster College.

 Remy Johnston was a special person to his family and friends and to the staff and members of The Orton Dyslexia Society (now IDA). His mother, Joyce Johnston was the first person hired here and she retired in 2000 after 29 years of dedicated service. Read Remy Johnston’s paper about dyslexia and how it affected his life. 

The Remy Johnston Certificate of Merit recognizes students with dyslexia who:

  • Are worthy role models
  • Refuse to use their learning difference as an excuse
  • Strive for excellence
  • Enrich their community


2019… Mika Bardin

2018… Ainsley Proctor 

2017… Olivia Amante

2016… Aidan Colvin

2015… Will Marsh

2014… Tyler Lentz

2013… Thomas Hircock

2012… Selene Jones

2011… Alex Malchow

2010… Jessica Dupiche

2009… Jennifer Smith & Jessica Byington

2008… Michael Guggenheim

2007… Anthony Levenson

2006… Dean Abbey

2001… Julia Bowsher, Michelle Carroll, Jeffrey R. Drake, Jeffrey Gurwin, Caroline (Carly) Russell