Wednesday, June 27, was awards day at Lake Cowichan Secondary School.
Parents, friends, teachers, students, and staff gathered to honour those who have made a special effort in completing their education for the year.
Besides those that are mentioned in the photos above, there were many awards given to Grade 6, 7, and 8 students for All Year Honour Roll, and All Year Subject Awards.
As well, the Royal Canadian Legion handed out Remembrance Day Awards.
These awards were presented by Wilma Rowbottom of the Legion.
Michele Taylor presented the Breakfast and Lunch Project, and Environmental Warrior Awards. Before these awards were presented, principal Peter Jory,commented that he was recently at a conference where he enjoyed watching the other teachers’ jaws drop as he told them about the STAR4C program and the effort the school has made to go green.
“This needs to start happening in all schools,” stated Jory, and thanked Taylor and the students for all their hard work.
Mitch Vandersluys, who was not on hand for the ceremony, won both the Wes Thomas Award, and the Larry Eddy Memorial Citizenship Award.
This award recognizes citizenship within the school. It is named for Larry Eddy, a very popular young man who was the president of the LCSS students’ council. Eddy died in a swimming accident the summer after he graduated from LCSS.
The candidates for this award are nominated by the staff. This award recognizes a senior student who has demonstrated exemplary school citizenship.
During the presentation of some of the P.E. Awards — Vandersluys received top graduating male athlete — Mr. Achurch noted that Vandersluys is known around the school as Mr. Wonderful because of his reliable nature.