Analita Mitchell receives the Junior French Award at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Major and subject awards given out in a different fashion

No assembly to recognize the winners at Chemainus Secondary this year

The presentations took much longer and the audience was much smaller, but it was just as meaningful for Chemainus Secondary School students who received major awards and subject awards for the 2019-20 school year.

A schedule was devised for students to arrive at the school entrance at intervals under social distancing requirements for COVID-19. They came one at a time, accompanied by their parents at the door, for the award announcements from presenting teachers.

The Phillips-Lloyd Trophy for citizenship, presented by principal Lori Hryniuk, went to Grade 12 student Miriam Holmes. The award recognizes the student who has made a significant contribution to school life.

The recipient of the William Frier School Spirit Award was Grade 12 student Peri Pickel, presented by Garry Culbertson. The award is named after ex-teacher Bill Frier and goes to the student demonstrating outstanding school spirit and service.

The S.A. Bricker Trophy for effort, presented by Barb Stoochnoff, went to Grade 12 grad Amanda Untalan. Established by a former Chemainus jeweler, the trophy is awarded to the student who is considered by staff to have shown the greatest effort in class during the year.

Grade 12 student Jordynn Jany won the Cedric Lonsdale Award for being the most improved student. Joninne Pinnell made the presentation of the award established in memory of ex-vice principal Cedric Lonsdale for attitude and hard work resulting in a dramatic turnaround during the school year.

Rounding out the major award winners was Grade 11 student Hanna Starkie. She received the Staff Award for service, presented by vice principal Jennie Hittinger.

The award goes to the student who has contributed outstanding voluntary service throughout the year by providing assistance to staff, students or school programs, and enriching the school and the students it serves.

Following are the senior students who were recipients of subject awards: Miriam Holmes (English); Kyle Brown (Social Studies); Dyson Blitterswyk (Mathematics, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Band); Melanie Cheng (French); Mark Harris (Physical Education); Cheyenne Oud (Dance); Kendall Smith (Drama); Camille Storteboom (Home Economics); Hanna Starkie (Textiles); Ethan Maxon (Metalwork); Lucas Edmondson (Woodworking); Cameron Loeffen (Electronics/Robotics); Amanda Untalan (Computer Technology).

Following are the junior students who were recipients of subject awards: Quinn Nonay (English); Veronica Ennis Platt (Social Studies); Ella Tuplin (Mathematics, Physical Education); Analita Mitchell (French); Hannah Large (Science); Hailey Parkes (Band); Milo Bewcyk (Dance); Gwen Connolly (Drama); Kassidy Rankin (Home Economics); Bryan Untalan (Metalwork); Crimson McClellan (Woodworking); Nyah Healey (Electronics/Robotics, Computer Technology).

Following are the intermediate students who were recipients of subject awards: Cody Smith (English); Kirianne Healey (Social Studies); Kennadie Sheppard (Mathematics); Amadalicia Francis Martinez (Science); Travis Tuplin (French, Band); Sydney Brownlow (Physical Education).

For Yearbook, the award went to Chayla Pollock.


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Camille Storteboom, above left, receives the Senior Home Economics (Foods) Award at Chemainus Secondary School. Above right, Analita Mitchell receives the Junior French Award. (Photos by Don Bodger)

Chris O’Dell receives the Outstanding Effort In Athletics Award at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Gwen Connolly, above left, receives the Junior Drama Award at Chemainus Secondary School. Above right, Quinn Nonay receives the Junior English Award. (Photos by Don Bodger)

Quinn Nonay receives the Junior English Award at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Veronica Ennis Platt receives the Junior Socials Award at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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