Hal Lutz didn’t get to spend much time in his seat at the École H. J. Cody School awards ceremony last Thursday as he was too busy picking up awards for his daughter.
Ashley Lutz, who graduated last year, was away at the University of Lethbridge when the awards ceremony took place, so her dad collected her many awards which included the Governor General’s Award for the highest academic standing in Grade 12.
Lutz also won the award for the top grade of a high school student for physical education.
She was the winner of the Staudinger Memorial Award for the highest mark in Biology 30, Chemistry 30 and Physics 30, winner of the Sylvan Lake Rotary Club’s new award made possible through its charity golf tournament and the Grade 12 recipient of the top achievers award.
She was also a Rutherford Scholarship winner.
Winners of the Alexander Rutherford Scholarships were Brianna Bailey, Kolt Bell, Colin Cline, Laura Dixon, Cassandra Donaghy, Kaci Getschel, Jason Johanson, Abbigail Knowles, Stephen Langmaid, Tachara Larocque, Alex Ledwos, Ashley Lutz, Samantha Numan, Dayna Plante, Hannah Richards, Andrew Saby, George Shaxted, Kaitlyn Sloboda, Bryanne Smith and Danielle Spence.
The scholarships are presented by the province to students who achieve an average of 75 per cent or better in five eligible courses in Grade 10, 11 and 12. Students receive $400 for 80 per cent or better in Grade 10, $800 for Grade 11 standing and $1,300 for Grade 12 standing. They receive $300, $500 and $700 for averages between 75-79.9 per cent in Grades 10, 11 and 12 respectively. The awards are presented when their attendance at a post-secondary school is confirmed so those who delay their education receive the scholarship when they resume.
The winner of the Dr. Martin Long award, given to a student who achieves honours and demonstrates strong community involvement and citizenship, went to Bryanne Smith.
Jason Johannson was awarded the Red Deer College (RDC) Regional High School Access Award. This award goes to a student who is attending RDC and has demonstrated strong community involvement.
Cam Ilcisin won the Rouillard Law Tribute Award, which pays tribute to a proficient student who has volunteered within the school and community and is attending a post-secondary school.
Abbey Knowles was the winner of the Rotary Club’s award which goes to students who best meet the Rotary 4 Way Test (Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? and, Is it beneficial to all concerned?)
Corinna Fox won the Sylvan Lake Heritage Handcraft Society Citizenship Award which is given to a student who shows exemplary citizenship as well as commitment to school and community.
Tiffany Matejka received the M. J. Maxson Award which goes to a student living in Red Deer County who is registered in a university program and is not eligible for the Rutherford Award at the Grade 12 level. It is given in honour of longtime county resident Magnus Johann Mason.
Town Citizenship Awards, which go to students who have shown strong community involvement and are attending a post-secondary institution, went to Sloane Davis and Anro Myburgh.
The Kathleen Ostrom Memorial Award, given to a female student who is community minded with strong academics and work ethics, went to Taylor Solberg.
Kelsey Green won the Steffie Woima Scholarship which goes to a student who exhibits high achievement, school citizenship and is attending a post-secondary institution.
The Lions Legacy Scholarship, which goes to a student who best illustrates the combination of good marks, school participation, need and community involvement, was awarded to Kolt Bell.
The Three Penguins Awards, which go to students who show promise, are in financial need and are planning to attend a post-secondary institution, went to Tish Koster and Schae Carriss.
The Chase Cornford Memorial Award in honour of a Grade 10 student who passed away from cancer is awarded to the student who best demonstrates academics, athletics, citizenship and leadership. This year’s recipient was Robin Carlson.
Cassie Donaghy won the Anne Rowberry Memorial Award honouring the former long-time physical education teacher. This award recognizes a female student who demonstrates outstanding commitment to Laker’s women’s basketball.
Donaghy also won the Jake Jacobs Memorial Athletic Scholarship in honour of a former teacher and vice principal at H. J. Cody.
The Peter Ridgeway Memorial Award for the highest mark in English 30-1 went to Taylor Solberg who also won the award for the highest mark in Social 30-1 sponsored by the Town of Sylvan Lake.
Sam Borsato achieved the highest mark in Social 30-2. The award was sponsored by the Town of Sylvan Lake.
The Diane Hutchison Memorial Award for the highest mark in English 30-2 went to Megan Couture.
Kaine Dumont won the Craig Brunner Memorial Award for the highest mark in Math 30.
Grade 11 Awards
The Best Body Fitness award for the top male and female Grade 11 students who combine academics and athletics went to Alex Donaghy and Tyler Ledwos.
Alex Donaghy also received the award for highest mark in Biology 20, Physics 20, and Math 30 Pure (sponsored by Dr. Inglis).
The highest mark in Chemistry 20 went to Bennett Hreherchuk who also received the highest mark in Social 20-1.
Brendan Tubbs took the highest mark in Science 20 and Rhett Dyck achieved the highest mark in Science 24.
The highest mark in English 20-2 (sponsored by Dr. Inglis) went to Joey O’Donnell who also won the highest mark in Math 20-3.
Chantel Head achieved the highest mark in English 20-1 (sponsored by Dr. Inglis).
The highest mark in Math 20-1 went to Gabrielle Hamilton and the highest mark in Math 20-2 went to Piper McArthur.
Tyler Gall achieved the highest mark in Social 20-2.
Grade 10 Awards
The award for the highest mark in English 10-2 went to Sean Fitzgerald who also scored the highest mark in Math 10-3 and Social 10-2.
Michelle Bentley won the award for the highest mark in English 10-1, Randi Derbyshire was the recipient of the award for the highest mark in Math 10-C and Kyle Jensen won the award for the highest mark in Science 14.
Paul Kim received the highest mark in Science 10 and Taylor Wright received the highest mark in Social 10-1.
All English, math and science awards for Grade 10 are sponsored by Value Drug Mart.
Grade 9 Awards
The Bower Dental Award for highest marks in Language Arts 9 went to Danika Schellenberg.
The Gary Mawer Memorial Award for highest marks in Math 9 also, sponsored by Bower Dental Center, went to Madison McDonald who also won the Bower Dental Award for the highest marks in Social Studies 9.
The top physical education student for Grade 9 was Kane Fraser.
Michael Saby won the award for the top technology student in animation, video, programming, web design, photography and/or graphic design.
Chase Buehler won the Sobeys CTS Foods Award and Alex Sheronick won the Rona Building Supplies Top Grade 9 wood worker award.
Tristan Hagan won the metal work award.
Chad Magas won the Falcon Homes top Grade 10 -12 woodworker award and Josh Schultz won the outdoor education award.
Language Arts Awards
Gabrielle Hamilton won the French Immersion Award and Joy Fugler won the Spanish Award.
These awards are funded through proceeds generated by the Art and Soul event. These students have shown artistic talent, dedication and appreciation for the visual arts.
The top Art 9 student was Jade Pon, the top Art 10 students were Rachelle Janisse and Michelle Bentley and the top Art 20 student was Kirstynn Joseph. The top Art 30 student was Camillia Hamilton.
Taylor Solberg won the Sylvan Lake Arts Society Award given to the top art student attending a post-secondary institution.
Joseph Andrechek won the Boudeaux Music Award for the most improved student in Grade 9 and the top Band 9 student was Brianne Hughes.
TJ Sloboda was the top Band 10 student and Shaye Lyons was the top Band 20 student.
Taylor Solberg was the recipient of the 212 Degree Spirit Award Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the music program.
The top Choral 9 student was Hannah Shaxted, the top Choral 10 student was Ryley Cordell and the top Choral 20 student was Sheldon Walker.
The Warkentin Choral Award for the top choral student, sponsored by Art and Soul, went to Sloane Davis.
These awards are funded through the proceeds generated by the Art and Soul event. These students have shown talent, dedication and appreciation for the dramatic arts.
The top Drama 9 student was Hannah Shaxted. The top Drama 10 student was Charlie Mason and the top Drama 20 and 30 student was Roshell Organ.
Anro Myburgh won the Norman and Mary Bowles award which goes to a student who exhibits artistic excellence in performance and technical theatre and must be going to a post-secondary institution.