Rossland’s learners celebrated the end of the school year and graduation on Thursday night.
The Seven Summits Centre for Learning held its Celebration and Graduation Ceremony at Red Mountain Resort, graduating six learners and celebrating the accomplishments of all the youth at the centre.
The evening began with dinner, followed by a ceremony where learners were awarded and acknowledged not only for their academic achievement and improvement, but for their involvement in the community.
Councillor Andrew Zwicker was the guest speaker, addressing the graduates and all those assembled. He encouraged them to do more good instead of less bad, focusing his talk on environmentalism and entrepreneurship.
Each graduate was presented at the ceremony, with a mentor from the centre reading out a letter from the graduates family and sharing their own memories of the graduate’s time at Seven Summits.
Awards for Academic Excellence
Grade 8: Sylvie Bedard
Grade 9: Natasha Robine
Grade 10: Remi Drolet and Rhiana Scott
Grade 11: Bronwyn Moore
Grade 12: Sage Robine
Active Participation Award
Grades 8-9: Yasmin Evans
Grades 10-12: Caelum Scott and Sophie Wardy
Learner Evolution Award
Grade 8-9: Sam Finke
Grade 10 – 12: Hayden Butler and Hailey Revolone-Mann
Personal Achievements Award: Robbie Turnbull, Remi Drolet and Rachel Aiken
Community Involvement Award: Bronwyn Moore and Aven Cosbey, for performing over 300 hours of community service
Seven Summits Award of Distinction: Sage Robine
Royal Canadian Legion: Sage Robine
Rossland Golden City Lions Club Scholarship: Chiaki Yamamoto
Alpine Grind Bursary: Hailey Revolone-Mann
Vision for Small Schools Society Bursary: Tara Obma
City of Rossland Scholarship: Devin Knox
Queens University Chancellor’s Scholarship: Rachel Aiken
Conseil Scolaire Francophone Scholarship: Sage Robine
Double Dogwood Scholarship: Sage Robine