H.J. Cody Awards - Amber Carson and Galen Donaghy won the Lions Legacy Award at the H.J. Cody Awards Night.

H.J. Cody celebrates academic success

H.J. Cody School took some time off from the busy school year to celebrate the immense academic successes of their students.

H.J. Cody School took some time off from the busy school year to celebrate the immense academic successes of their students from the 2015-2016 year.

Over the course of the night, multiple awards and nearly $25,000 worth of scholarships were handed out to students from Grade 9-12 who succeeded academically in one or more subject area. On top of that, nearly 50 businesses from the community of Sylvan Lake handed out cash donations and sponsorships allowing a monetary reward for these achieving students at H.J. Cody.

Vice-Principal Darcy Marshall and emcee of the evening was pleased that students were being recognized by their community for their success.

“It gives us a chance to celebrate the successes of our school,” he said. “We are a community school and we serve Sylvan Lake. To be able to share our success with everyone is important. When you look at the number of kids succeeding at high levels, which is our goal and mission, we certainly are successful.”

Another heart-warming aspect of this evening is that educators get to see students who choose to return after graduating the previous year.

“I think that speaks to our staff and the connections they make with our students,” Marshall said. “That is from the day they enter Grade 9 until after they leave. With this week being reading week we have had a number of students come back wanting to talk to our teachers.”

One of those students returning was 2016 H.J. Cody valedictorian Emma Laqua who received multiple awards on the evening. Laqua was pleased to attend the event.

“I’m happy and thankful for everyone who has put on this event,” she said, adding that high school “took a lot of work and studying especially in Grade 12.”

“Some of it came easier than other parts but I definitely had to put in the work,” she added.

Laqua is currently taking a year off before going to post-secondary next yeat for her bachelor of science.

Marshall was pleased to see the hard work of all the students present being awarded.

“The hard work that kids put in is amazing,” he said. “Almost a quarter of our students are achieving at honour role or higher and it doesn’t get celebrated enough.”

He added that he wanted to thank Teresa Donaghy whose efforts allowed to school to hand out over $24,800 donated by business and private donors.


Award Recipients

Art 9 Excellence Award Jada Brenton

Art 10 Excellence Award Tikvah Macintyre

Art 20 Excellence Award Nicole Smith

Art 30 Excellence Award London Heninger

Top Drama 9 student Nicole Blair and Ashley Tait

Top Drama 10 student Tikvah Macintyre

Top Drama 20 student Emma Villeneuve

Top Drama 30 student Jessica Beckwith

Top Band 9 student Ashley Tait

Top Band 10 student Stuart Penman

Top Band 20 student Amber Mcleod

212 Degree Spirit Award Memorial Award: For outstanding contribution to the music program Bobbi Cern

Top Choral 10 student Kaitlyn Butt and Stewart Penman

Top Choral 20 student Victoria Matejka

Warkentin Choral Award Emma Sloboda

Lifetouch Communication Technology Award Michael Zacharias

Lifetouch Graphic Design Excellence Award Jada Shelstad

Bower Dental Esthetics Excellence Award Callie Seib

Sobey’s CTS Culinary Excellence Award August Hodgson and Jonah Zimmer

Streetwise Driving School CTS: Construction Logan Munce

Streetwise Driving Schools: Fabrication Matthew Young

Streetwise Driving Schhols: Mechanics Hunter McDonald

Castaway Sports Grade 9 Phys. Ed. Mataya Rideout

Prairie Bus Lines Into to Health Science Kiara Larocque

Prairie Bus Lines Phys. Ed. 20 Josh Howse and Michael Smyth

Prairie Bus Lines Phys. Ed. 30 Erike Marshall

Lifetouch Photography Spanish Megan Koch, Tikvah Macintyre and Jamisyn Schers

Chopped Lead Top High School French Sophie Brooks

Chopped Leaf Forensic Science Sadie Morrison

Chopped Leaf Outdoor Ed. Colton Kolody

Chopped Leaf Psychology Award Emma Villeneuve

Strategis Group Student Voice 9 Nicole Blair

Strategis Group Student Voice 15 Daria Kostiuk

Strategis Group Student Voice 25 Bailee White

Straegis Group Student Voice 35 Wyatt Bosse

Falcon Homes Lanuage Arts 9 Brynne Takhar

Falcon Homes Social Studies 9 Nicole Blair

Falcon Homes Gary Mawer Memorial Math 9 Hudson Kloss

Sylvan Lake Lions Club Hugh Jesmer Memorial Science 9 Hudson Kloss and Mataya Rideout

Boston Pizza Outstanding Academic Average Grade 9 Nicole Blair

Chopped Lead English 10-1 Tikvah Macintyre, Michelle Swarbrick and Megan Koch

Chopped Leaf English 10-2 Miranda Chambers

Town of Sylvan Lake Social 10-1 Everett Jeffries

Town of Sylvan Lake 10-2 Miranda Chambers and Quynn Maissoneuve

Breeze Bookkeeping Math 10-c Mega Steenbergen

Breeze Bookkeeping 10-3 Devyn Mainville and Ryder Senow

Breeze Bookkeeping Science 10 Everett Jeffries

Chopped Leaf Science 14 Kayla Northam and Dylan Swinamer

Fas Gas Outstanding Academic Average Grade 10 Everett Jeffries

Streetwise Driving School English 20-1 Emma Villeneuve

Streetwise Driving School English 20-2 Jeremy Bobovsky

Town of Sylvan Lake Social 20-1 Emma Villeneuve

Town of Sylvan Lake Social 20-2 Alex Goulet

Servus Credit Union Math 20-1 Myia Hellmer

Servus Credit Union Math 20-2 Shyrina Tarnasky

Servus Credit Union Math 20-3 Michael Zacharias

Dr. Inglis Biology 20 Victoria Matejka and Meghan Orich

Dr. Inglis Chemistry 20 Myia Hellmer

Dr. Inglis Physics 20 Myia Hellmer and Emma Villeneuve

Streetwise Driving School Science 20 Rayden Thomas

Streetwise Driving School Science 24 Taylor Eddy

Lifetouch Photography Grade 11 Outstanding Academic Average Myia Mellmer

Peter Ridgeway Memoral Award English 30-1 Danielle Smith and Annika Vetter

McDonald’s Restaurant Diane Hutchison Memoral Award English 30-2 Caitlan Thompson

Town of Sylvan Lake Social 30-1 Emma Laqua

Town of Sylvan Lake Social 30-2 Matthew Bossert

Servus Credit Union Math 30-1 Emma Laqua

Servus Credit Union Math 30-2 Matthew Bossert

Servus Credit Union Math 30-3 Dylan Carey

Shoppers Drug Mart Biology 30 Emma Laqua

Shoppers Drug Mart Chemistry 30 Danielle Smith

Shoppers Drug Mart Physics 30 Emma Laqua

Shoppers Drug Mart Science 30 Gallen Donaghy

Dr Inglis 100 per cent Recognition Award Emma Laqua

Lifetouch Yearbook Award Myia Hellmer

Anne Rowberry Memorial Award Madison Dodman

Sylvan Lake Arts Society Award London Heninger

Joe Sylvan Lake Connecting with our Community Award Emma Laqua

Robak Family Award for Resilience Emma Dunsmore

Heritage Handicraft Society Award Makenna McLean

Jostens Spirit Ring Award Bailee White

Merit Contractors Association Award Carter Boothe

Millhouse Farms Kathleen Ostrom Memorial Award Bobbi Cern

Best Body Fitness Awards Erin Bryenton and Tyrese Hamilton

Rotary Club Humanitarian Award Daryl-Lynn Jimmo, Baylee White and Jessica Beckwith

Rouilliard Law Tribute Award Keenen Degenhardt

George Belich Memorial Award Madison Lovelace and Brady Elsbett

Steffie Woima Scholarship Angelica Mclaughlin and Danielle Smith

Chase Cornford Memorial Award Braden Bystrom

Coverdale’s No Frills Service Scholarship Anna Carlson

Norman and Mary Bowles Award Brady Elsbett

Town of Sylvan Lake Citizen Scholarship Annika Vetter and Matthew Bossert

J Maxson Award Brayden Bystrom

Lions Legacy Scholarship Amber Carson and Gallen Donaghy

Rotary 4-way Test Award Amber Carson and Ann Duffy

Jake Jacobs Memorial Athletic Scholarship Gallen Donaghy

ATA Local #17 Award Erika Marshall

RDC Regional High School Access Award Jensen Peck

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board Rap Scholarships Ryan Kolsun, Mitch Mimnagh, Brayden Reid and Jacob Sanders

Governer General Bronze Medal for Highigh Academic Average Emma Laqua


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