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Edmonton Public Schools to recognize top students

Thu, 17 Oct, 2013

Edmonton Public Schools to recognize top students

The Edmonton Public Schools’ Board of Trustees will recognize 92 outstanding students at its annual Student Awards Night celebration on Thursday, October 17 in the Eva O. Howard Theatre, Victoria School. The awards honour Grades 10, 11 and 12 students for their academic, athletic and artistic achievements, entrepreneurial skills, and demonstrations of leadership and citizenship during the past school year.

Elle Surgent from Jasper Place and Stephen Gust of Strathcona will both receive the Grade 12 Highest Honours Standing award after having achieved a 97.8 per cent average in their Grade 12 year. They are both currently enrolled at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Science. Elle is majoring in honors neuroscience with a career in medicine in mind while Stephen is specializing in pharmacology with the goal of pursuing a career in pharmacological research.

The prestigious Michael A. Strembitsky Award of Excellence will also be presented. Gold, silver and bronze medallions will be awarded to students who have achieved excellence in personal, social and academic endeavours and demonstrated outstanding co-operation, innovation and leadership. Each high school in the District nominates one student for the award.