Blyth, Belgrave, Brussels students honoured at F.E. Madill commencement - Oct. 12, 2017
Commencement was held at F.E. Madill Secondary School on Friday and many local students brought home many awards marking successful academic careers at the school.
Bianca Knop was awarded the Bruce Power Future Innovators Award which is presented to a student who has achieved high academic results, shows promise in the areas of science, technology, engineering or mathematics and is proceeding to a post-secondary program in one of those areas. She also received the drama proficiency award, presented to the student who excels in the Grade 12 Drama course.
Loretta Higgins was the recipient of the Garniss Family Award which is given to a resident of the Belgrave area who has displayed good school citizenship and contributed positively to the community. She also received proficiency awards for advanced functions mathematics, biology and chemistry.
Jared Van Camp received the HAWK Theatre Award which recognizes a graduate involved in the school’s drama program and isn’t limited to on-stage participation.
Kasey Siertsema received the Jacor Marketing Award for Student Equality, which is presented to a student who best embodies student equality by actively preventing bullying and promoting inclusion at the school. Siertsema also received a Madill Teaching Staff Award, which is presented to graduating students who have demonstrated high scholastic standing and good school citizenship and are involved in a post-secondary pathway.
Nicole Sanburn received the Menzies, Raymond Scholarship for Law Enforcement which is given to a Madill graduate immediately entering a post-secondary program in law enforcement. She also received the Iyla Burchill Memorial Riverboat Award which is presented to a graduating student of good academic standing from the co-operative program who demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit.
Sydney Michie received the Morris Ward Graduate Award which is presented to a graduating student in the Morris Ward of Morris-Turnberry that has contributed positively to the school and community.
Shelby Higgins received the Sheila Prescott Award, presented to an enthusiastic community baseball player who attended Madill and is proceeding to post-secondary with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher.
Wes Klages received the West Wawanosh Mutual Insurance Award, which is presented to a graduating student who is furthering his education in agriculture.
Les Irvine received the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 180 (Wingham) Award which is presented to a student in good academic standing that is the son or daughter of a war veteran, member or associate member of the Legion or a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Emma Strome received the received a Madill Student Council Award, presented to graduating students who have given back to the student body through academics, athletics or activities. Strome also received the Wingham and District Hospital Auxiliary Award, presented to a graduating student with a sound academic background, who has volunteered throughout high school and is entering training in a health-related field.
Sydney Wightman received the Michelle Andrew Memorial Scholarship, which is presented to the top track and field athletes who have been accepted to a college or university.
T.J. Moores received the R.J. Burnside Award for engineering which is presented to a student that has demonstrated strong community character throughout their educational career and is pursuing a future in engineering or environmental sciences. Moores also received the personal and fitness activities and manufacturing technology proficiency awards.
Shelby Armstrong received the Pinecrest Manor Award which is given to a graduate proceeding to post-secondary studies in the health sciences field with a preference for nursing who has exhibited good citizenship, is in good academic standing and has volunteered in health care.
Mitch Newson received the Wingham Lions Club “We Serve” Award which is presented to a student who personifies the Lions Club motto of ‘We Serve’ by working as a student to improve quality of life for others at the school through community and co-curricular activities.
Connor Bridges received the construction proficiency award as well as the OACETT Award presented by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists to an outstanding student entering the college in engineering or applied science technology.
Dawson Coultes received the manufacturing technology proficiency award.
Katrina Hiusser received the hairstyling and aesthetics proficiency award.