Award winners at Revelstoke Secondary School pose for the obligatory group photo.

RSS hands out awards to top students

RSS handed out its annual awards last Thursday at a ceremony that also saw them honour several retiring teachers and staff.

Revelstoke Secondary School handed out its annual awards last Thursday at a ceremony that also saw them honour several retiring teachers and staff.

Leslie Opatril and Eric Schwenck won the two big awards. Opatril was given the Henrietta Nelson award for the student with the best combined average in grades 11 & 12 combined. Schwenck won the award for the best all-around student for his combination of academics, athletics and service to the school.

Brittany Evans won the Bernard Nelson trophy as the school’s top athlete, while Kirill Dubrovskiy took the John Campbell Award for outstanding dedication and effort in extra-curricular activities.

Retiring science teacher Gord Robinson and long-time secretary Brenda Diebert were also honoured and received big ovations from the students.

The RSS graduation ceremony takes place on Friday, June 29.

Other award winners were as follows:

Athletics:

Top Grade 8 Female – Claire Asmundson

Top Grade 8 Male – Jack Callaghan

Top Junior Female – Megan Evans

Top Junior Male – Chris Andrews

Top Senior Female – Delyth Harper

Top Senior Male – Peter Behncke

Athletic-Academic Junior – Megan Evans

Athletic-Academic Grade 12 – Bronte Viznaugh

Citizenship:

Junior Citizenship – Taryn Walker

Senior Citizenship – Megan Davies and Aleesha Kaler

Aboriginal Student Recognition Award:

Junior – Dave Duthie

Senior – Destinee LeDuc and Drew Roberts

Academic:

Top Grade 8 – Luke Yakielashek

Top Grade 9 – Jacqueline Cottingham

Top Grade 10 – Megan Evans and John Yakielashek

Top Grade 11 – Tayller McLean

Top Grade 12 – Leslie Opatril

 

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