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Area schools preparing for end of classes

The last few weeks of school are here and Vanway has been very busy with dance performances, field trips and with the Grade 7 year-end graduation dinner.

The last few weeks of school are here and Vanway has been very busy with dance performances, field trips and with the Grade 7 year-end graduation dinner.

Still, there are a few things happening, on Friday come and enjoy Ssports day, where your children will have a fun-filled day of events, with the primaries staying in the afternoon with fun activities and the Intermediate going on a field trip to the Roll-A-Dome.

Taking place June 25, from 1:45-2:15 p.m. is Term 3 intermediate honour roll/principal's list, then June 28, at 9 a.m. the Grade 7 orientation trip to CHSS. Last but not least, June 29, 12:30 - 2 p.m. year end awards assembly/final reports.


On Monday, students from Duchess Park's Me to We group, headed downtown for the official opening of the Community Garden. Some Duchess Park students were involved in the garden project, painting containers and planting gardens. Tuesday night, Duchess Park hosted its year-end awards evening. Recognition included students who attained principal's list in all three terms, top department awards, and top athletic awards,

Rotary Citizenship/Lion's Service Award and the Principal's Cup. Parents were also recognized for their school support. At the evening awards, there was a presentation of a beautiful traditional button blanket that was created to celebrate the opening of the new school. Wednesday, students attended grade assemblies to acknowledge three terms of honour roll, work habits, athletic awards and service awards. The last day of classes is today. On Monday, school and provincial exams begin. Report card pick up is June 29, from 1- 3 p.m.


Secondary school apprenticeship scholarships announced. School District 57 Career Programs announced the recipients of this year's scholarships. A total $26,000 in education funding was presented at the school board meeting June 1. Each student achieved success in their trades training while also in secondary school, and each received $1,000.

The recipients, their school, their profession and their sponsor business were:

Graham Woolsey - Valemount secondary school - carpenter - Woolsey Woodworking. Kris Ayer - College Heights secondary - cook - The Keg Steakhouse.

Catherine Calogheros - College Heights secondary - baker - Tim Hortons. David Cole - College Heights secondary - welder - Farr Fabricating. Jordan Conway - Prince George secondary - meatcutter - Save On Foods. Michal Danilec - Prince George secondary - welder - Ritchie Manufacturing. Cam Davis - Kelly Road secondary - glazier - Northway Glass. Darren Dubois - Prince George secondary - meatcutter - Save On Foods. Kurtis Fatum - College Heights secondary - truck & transport mechanic - Burke Purdon Enterprises Ltd.

Michael Feduck - College Heights secondary - cook - Earl's Restaurant. Samantha Graham - DP Todd secondary - cook - Joey's Only Seafood. Kyle Haus - DP Todd secondary - baker - Pastry Chef Bakery. Cole Jefferson - Prince George secondary - tire repairer - OK Tire Stores. Jonathan Jull - Duchess Park secondary - construction electrician - Lakewood Electric. Geoffrey Keeping - College Heights secondary - meatcutter - Save On Foods. Nicholas Kerrigan - DP Todd secondary - cook - Earl's Restaurant. Kristopher Lokken - College Heights secondary - welder - Omineca Fabricating. Kara Mayhew - Kelly Road secondary - cook - Hart Community Centre. Kurt Perison - Kelly Road secondary - truck & transport mechanic - Freightliner.

Karissa Polsom - DP Todd secondary - cook - Margo's Caf. Travis Prince - Duchess Park secondary - planermill maintenance technician - Northwest Wood Preservers. Ryan St Pierre - Kelly Road secondary - carpenter - JRS Contracting. Sean Smith - Kelly Road secondary - meatcutter - Save On Foods. Anders Thomassen - Prince George secondary - heavy duty equipment technician - James Western Star Sterling Ltd. Amie Tymofichuk - College Heights secondary - cook - Ramada Hotel. Ryan Watt - College Heights secondary - heavy duty equipment technician - Union Tractor.


On Tuesday, Grade 5 students at Malaspina elementary graduated from the RCMP DARE Program. Students received award certificates from members of the RCMP.