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District Awards

Each year, we proudly recognize and celebrate the diversity of excellence and success for Grade 12 students across the District. Learn about the Michael A. Strembitsky Award of Excellence and six additional award categories representing broad curricular themes, attributes of citizenship and overall commitment to learning. District high schools may recognize one student for each award category.


2016-2017 MICHAEL A. STREMBITSKY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

MICHAEL A. STREMBITSKY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 

The Michael A. Strembitsky Award of Excellence was established to honour the District’s longest serving superintendent, Michael A. Strembitsky. It is given to the top three Grade 12 students who model inclusivity, leadership and compassion, and have demonstrated excellence in their overall performance. At the June 20, 2017 board meeting, the Board of Trustees recognized 17 nominees and announced the gold ($2,000), silver ($1,500) and bronze ($1,000) award winners. 

Congratulations to the 2017 winners:

Read their full biographies to learn more about their outstanding achievements and see the full list of this year's nominees. View photos from the event

Michael A. Strembitsky Winners Guide

OTHER DISTRICT STUDENT AWARDS

The District Student Awards recognize and celebrate the diversity of excellence and success for Grade 12 students across the District. Six award categories (below) represent broad curricular themes, attributes of citizenship and overall commitment to learning. District high schools may recognize one student for each award category.  

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for a District Student Award, students must:

  • be a Grade 12 student current enrolled at a District high school
  • have demonstrated strong academic achievement in the subject area of the award category (not necessarily the highest mark, but a mark that reflects high achievement)
  • have demonstrated character traits from each of the “3 E’s” (engaged learner, ethical citizen and entrepreneurial spirit) from the Ministerial Order on Student Learning
  • be willing to complete a District award application, which includes a short written statement, a recent photo and a signed consent for their name and photo to be used publicly (to acknowledge and celebrate their accomplishment, should they be the successful recipient of the award)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The submission deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE

  • Eligible students may be nominated by a teacher or personally apply.
  • Each high school will receive the list of applicants for their school.
  • Each high school is eligible to nominate one recipient for this award category.
  • Each high school will select their award recipient to be acknowledged by the District.

 AWARD CATEGORIES

AWARD

APPLICABLE TO

Academic Excellence Award Grade 12
Career and Life Pathways Award Grade 12
Fine Arts Award Grade 12
Health and Wellness Award Grade 12
Humanities Award Grade 12
Math/Science/Technologies Award Grade 12

 

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD 

The District Academic Excellence Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate overall exceptional academic achievement in a range of subjects in International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement or Regular programming.

Learn more about the Academic Excellence Award‌. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13

APPLY ONLINE: Academic Excellence Award Application
(Please note you must be signed into your District Google account to access the submission form.)

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CAREER AND LIFE PATHWAYS AWARD

The District Career and Life Pathways Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in one or more of the following areas: Business, Administration, Finance and Information Technology (BIT), Health, Recreation and Human Services (HRH), Media, Design and Communication Arts (MDC), Natural Resources (NAT), Trades, Manufacturing and Transportation (TMT), and Career Transitions (CTR). 

Learn more about the Career and Life Pathways Award‌. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13

APPLY ONLINE: Career and Life Pathways Award Application
(Please note you must be signed into your District Google account to access the submission form.)

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FINE ARTS AWARD

The District Fine Arts Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in one or more of the performing and visual arts, including subjects pertaining to music, art, dance and drama. 

Learn more about the Fine Arts Award

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13

APPLY ONLINE: Fine Arts Award Application
(Please note you must be signed into your District Google account to access the submission form.)

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS AWARD

The District Health and Wellness Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and/or model leadership in one or more of the following areas: Physical Education, School Athletics, Health and Life Skills and overall wellness, such as healthy life choices.

Learn more about the Health and Wellness Award

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13

APPLY ONLINE: Health and Wellness Award Application
(Please note you must be signed into your District Google account to access the submission form.)

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HUMANITIES AWARD

The District Humanities Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in one or more of the following subject areas: English, Social Studies, and Languages.

Learn more about the Humanities Award‌. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13

APPLY ONLINE: Humanities Award Application
(Please note you must be signed into your District Google account to access the submission form.)

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MATH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGIES AWARD

The District Math, Science, and Technologies Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in a subject area related to Mathematics, Science or Technologies.

Learn more about the Math/Science/Technologies Award‌. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13

APPLY ONLINE: Math/Science/Technologies Award Appliaction
(Please note you must be signed into your District Google account to access the submission form.)

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