Lake Cowichan School celebrated its annual awards ceremony last Friday morning (June 26), recognizing students who had excelled in academics, arts, athletics and citizenship.
LCS’s top academic award, the Ardley Academic Trophy, went to three recepients this year: Lauren Frost, Maeve Hayward and Aislinn McKeown Ferris.
The three students received several other awards that morning, with Frost being presented the award for Theatre, the Sr. Hector McIntosh Award, the History, History Through Film and Kaatza History awards, the Leadership Award and the Larry Eddy Memorial Citizenship Award. McKeown Ferris also received the English Trophy for her performance in English 12 and Writing 12.
Grade 11 student Rai Mullin received both the Palsson Math Award and the Allen Physics Trophy.
Grade 10 student Helen Spry received the award for top student in Japanese 12, as she challenged both the Japanese 10 and 11 curriculum to move ahead.
In the arts, the Totem Art Award, which goes to the top student in art 12, went to Alex Werk this year. The award for filmmaking went to grade 11 international student Nikolas Witt.
Shop students were also recognized, with the Barry Atchison award being presented to Bailey Callihoo and the Ludemann Award for construction going to Cassidy Longbottom.
In athletics, the Wes Thomas Award for most enthusiastic athlete went to Rai Mullen and the Al Howie Running Trophy went to Connor Mullin. Cassidy Longbottom was named as the top graduating athlete.
14 students from grade eight to 12 maintained straight A’s to make it onto the principal’s list this year: grade eights Kendall Bergstrom, Amber Eddy, Divinity Genovese-Arbic and Jordyn Waller; grade nines Madison Garbish, Gillian Longbottom and Kali Mullin; grade 10 student Helen Spry; grade 11 student Rai Mullin; and graduating students Miyaki Arai, Aislinn McKeown Ferris, Lauren Frost, Cassidy Longbottom and Nikolas Witt.