Jennifer Huseby

Eckville Jr./Sr. High celebrates academic excellence

Eckville Jr./Sr. High held an evening to celebrate the successes of their students recently.

Eckville Jr./Sr. High held an evening to celebrate the successes of their students recently.

On Friday, September 23 current and graduated students joined together and were honoured by school staff and the community. The awards handed out covered a variety of fields and were decided based on academic success.

Principal Brian Holland, who emceed the evening, was excited for the school to be able to honour the individuals present.

“It really is one of those tent-pole events of the school year,” he said. “At the end of the day, our primary hope is that we deliver a curriculum that allows students to do their best, be engaged and excel.”

Some of the sponsoring presenters were the Town of Eckville, the Wolf Creek Board of Education Eckville Co-op, the Sylvan Lake Rotary Club and Bower Dental Centre. The awards covered many different topics but held certain principles in consideration, according to Holland.

“Our community partners, both the new ones and the ones who have been with us for awhile, are always trying to look for ways to recognize the skills and accomplishments across a large variety of academic endeavors,” Holland said “It is always nice because many of them fit into the criteria of ‘are they someone who contributes in a positive manner to society in terms of citizenship and are they someone that gives back’”

He added that positive relationships with community associations that support students is something the school likes to cultivate and support.

Another highlight of the night, according to Holland, is seeing the many returning Grad 12 students from last year who have new moved on to their new endeavors.

“It’s nice to see how they are doing and the enthusiasm they have to be doing something they are enjoying and embracing the next step in their academic journey.”

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