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:
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
Junior Citizenship – Taryn Walker
Senior Citizenship – Megan Davies and Aleesha Kaler
Aboriginal Student Recognition Award:
Junior – Dave Duthie
Senior – Destinee LeDuc and Drew Roberts
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