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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.


2017 HONOUREES 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 District Student Awards! 

These outstanding high school students are recognized for their academic skills, entrepreneurial spirit, artistic achievements, contributions to health and wellness or demonstrations of leadership and citizenship during the 2016-17 school year. 

DISTRICT STUDENT AWARDS WINNERS GUIDE

2016-17 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


 AWARD CATEGORIES FOR DISTRICT STUDENT AWARDS

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: More information about how to apply will be available January 2018. 

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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: More information about how to apply will be available January 2018. 

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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: More information about how to apply will be available January 2018. 

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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: More information about how to apply will be available January 2018. 

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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: More information about how to apply will be available January 2018. 

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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: More information about how to apply will be available January 2018. 

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