Hope Secondary School held it’s year-end awards ceremony on Friday.
Students were recognized for their academic and community achievements. The following are just some of the hundreds of awards handed out.
Perhaps the biggest honour of the day was the Governor General’s Academic Medal which went to Grade 12 student Blake Hudie.
Hudie earned a 92 per cent average in 16 courses at the Grade 11 and Grade 12 level including six “ministry examinable” courses – Chemistry 12, Calculus 12, Biology 12, Physics 12, English 12, and Mathematics 12.
Other awards handed out by the school include:
– Fraser Canyon Hospital Junior Volunteer Award: Aaron Smith (27 hours) and Mark Webber (67 hours).
– Rotary Club Hope Secondary Student of the Month awards (certificate and $50):
Sept. – Simon Kim
Oct. – Andrew Roberts
Nov. – Mark Webber
Dec. – Jacqueline Floyd
Jan. – Sarah Henry
Feb. – Kylund Phillips
March – Schaelyn Harasin
April – Vicki Perna
May – Ryan Roles
June – Rebecca Arrowsmith
– University of Waterloo Student Awards: 64,728 students from over 1,427 schools wrote the University of Waterloo Math Competition in 2010 across Canada. Students from grades 9-11 participated. A Certificate of Distinction is awarded to students ranking in the top 25% of all contestants in Canada in their grade. Local winners included:
James Irwin (Grade 9) Certificate of Distinction and Medal for top score at HSS.
Arianna Izawa (Grade 9) Certificate of Distinction.
Gloria Lee (Grade 10); Certificate of Distinction and Medal for top score at HSS.
– The Michael Smith Challenge is a national competition written by Grade 10 science students:
Gloria Lee scored in the top 10 per cent and Colin Webber in the top 25 per cent of students who wrote all across Canada.
– The B.C. Science Achievement Award recognizes outstanding performance in science at the high school level This year Hope had two recipients:
Andrew Roberts and Mark Webber.
– Sportsmanship Award – Rachel Deschenes soccer basketball and;
Reegan Barber – basketball soccer.
– Academic Athletic Award: Richelle Willick basketball, soccer while maintaining a 3.25 average.
Students were also honoured for making the honour roll, academic achievements, music and more.
Congratulation to all the winners.