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 his graduation 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, who was the first person hired in the national office, retired in 2000 after 29 years of dedicated service. Read Remy Johnston’s paper about dyslexia and how it affected his life.
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The Remy Johnston Certificate of Merit recognizes students with dyslexia who have the following qualities:
- Are worthy role models
- Refuse to use their learning difference as an excuse
- Strive for excellence
- Enrich their community
Past Remy Johnston Certificate of Merit Recipients
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