PSC student Kennedy Hackett accepts an award from assistant principal Ron Rarick Oct. 26 during the school's academic awards ceremony.

Banquet celebrates students’ achievements

Students at Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC) were recognized for high academic achievement during a special banquet.

Students at Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC) were recognized for high academic achievement during a special banquet.

Held Oct. 26, the event acknowledges academic as well as community achievement, explained Wendy Fessler, academic and career advisor. Along with the academic portion there are also awards for volunteerism and trades.

Over the years, said Fessler, the awards have grown with more students there to accept their awards. Part of that is due to the change of format to a banquet evening.

“It gives them a chance to celebrate with their family,” said Fessler.

She added her thanks to the many award sponsors, as they are the ones who ensure the banquet goes well.

For assistant principal Kathy McTaggart she is most proud of the effort to attain these awards. Students’ continuous effort to keep high grades is something that helps them along the way.

“These awards allow our students to have some of the costs of post secondary come right off the top. (It is) such a bonus for parents and students as they start into a degree or trade that can go up to seven or eight years in some cases,” said McTaggart.

Along with the hard work and dedication of students and their parents, there is also a strong group of teachers and support staff working to help students reach their goal. “PSC supports all our students with countless hours of preparation, study skills, extra curricular and encouragement.”

“As the saying goes ‘It takes a community to raise a child,’ and this is true in the case of awards too. Parents, teachers, friends, co-workers and community supports all contribute to the success of our students,” she added.

McTaggart suggests being part of this community is creating such a strong support for students is something to be proud of.

Earlier in the morning the school also recognized the Grade 7 and 8 students for their accomplishments. Among the awards for both events included academic honours.


Just Posted

Reflections: Celebrating the long history of the Ponoka Fire Department

The department served Ponoka for 112 years protecting area residents

WCPS to set meeting with Alberta Education

Wolf Creek Public Schools wants to see some clarification on student funding

UCP leader uses Ponoka fundraiser to prep party for spring election

Jason Kenney focused on policy convention and need for united front in order to win in 2019

Concerns of CFOs has Ponoka County considering changes

County council approves hiring of consultant to help with MDP changes

WCPS approves new name for Ponoka Outreach School

Trustees accept suggestion to rename Ponoka Outreach, awaiting Alberta Education approval

NDP gives Liberal budget ‘failing grade’ on gender equality

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson said budget doesn’t do enough to focus on pay equity

Black Press Media acquires two new Alaska newspapers

New Media Investment Group to acquire the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal while Black Press Media takes on daily newspapers in Juneau and Kenai Alaska

Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks, becoming viral video

Did a Canadian shoot down the Red Baron? A century later, debate hasn’t quit

Om April 21, 1918 two Canadians in their canvas-covered Sopwith Camel biplanes engaged the enemy

VIDEO: Canadian teen lands invite to Royal wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have invited Faith Dickinson, founder of Cuddles for Cancer

Ponoka County worries about Prussian carp in Gull Lake

Alberta Environment delays pumping due to at least 1,000 carp found near the pump channel inlet

Health committee cheers idea of national pharmacare program, but cost an issue

Conservative health critic Marilyn Gladu says she fears costs could be far higher than $19 billion

Canada’s oldest blood donor says it’s all gain, no pain after decades of giving

Great-grandmother and Coquitlam, B.C., resident has been donating blood since the late 1940s

Most Read