Courtney Holtkamp and Brittany Luckos were class valedictorians at Rimbey grad ceremonies last Saturday. Treena Mielke photo

Courtney Holtkamp and Brittany Luckos were class valedictorians at Rimbey grad ceremonies last Saturday. Treena Mielke photo

Rimbey Junior Senior High School Graduation Awards

Several Rimbey grads recognized with awards at grad ceremonies

Rimbey Junior Senior High School Graduation Awards

Several graduates from Rimbey Junior Senior High School received awards during the high school graduation and awards ceremony held at Peter Lougheed Community Centre, Saturday night.

The first award of the evening was the Female Athletic Extracurricular award. It was sponsored by ECKRIM Agencies, and was awarded to Lora Lee.

The next award was the Male Athletic Extracurricular award. It was sponsored by VJV Rimbey Auction, and was awarded to Keaton Lapointe and Bryce Sargeant.

The next award was the Sr. High Student’s Association Leadership Award. It was sponsored by the Rimbey Senior High School Student’s Association, and was awarded to Elizabeth Jones.

The next award was the Greatest Improvement Award. It was sponsored by the Staff of Rimbey Medical Clinic, and was awarded to Mackenzie Skeels.

Eva Tona Bandoni Estate Award sponsored by the Eva Tona Bandoni Estate was awarded to Elizabeth Jones.

The next award was the Alberta Teacher’s Association Education Scholarship. It was sponsored by the Teachers of Wolf Creek Local #3., and was awarded to Maija Weening.

The following awards were for the top mark in each of the grade 12 high school subjects

Top mark in Drama 30 sponsored by the Rimbey Co-op Association was awarded to Selena Grutterink.

Top mark in Computer Technology 30 sponsored by Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd. was awarded to Mackenzie Johnson.

Top mark in Math 30-1 was sponsored by Rimbey Value Drug Mart and awarded to Nicole Oliver-Betancourt.

Top mark in Math 30-2 sponsored by Rimbey Eye Care was awarded to Mackenzie Skeels.

Top mark in Math 31 sponsored by M.N.P. was awarded to Nicole Oliver-Betancourt.

Top mark in English 30-1 sponsored by Rimbey A.G. Foods, was awarded to Megan Thebeau.

The Fred Hull Memorial Award sponsored by Mr. John Hull was awarded to Mackenize Johnson for the top mark in English 30-2..

Top mark in Physical Education 30 Boys was sponsored by Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, was awarded to Brett Scott.

The Jean Cranston Memorial award sponsored by Kent and Kathleen Beagle was awarded to Meghan Cameron for the girls top mark in Phys. Ed 30.

Top mark in Food Studies 30 sponsored by Rimbey Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, was awarded to Mackenzie Johnson.

Top mark in Work Experience 35 sponsored by the Rimbey Chamber of Commerce was awarded to Keaton Lapointe.

Top mark in Social Studies 30-1 sponsored by the Rimbey Veterinary Clinic and was awarded to Megan Thebeau.

Top mark in Social Studies 30-2 sponsored by the Gull Lake Golf Course was awarded to Sam Rufenacht.

Top mark in Physics 30 sponsored by the Rimbey Catholic Women’s League was awarded to Corey Rudnik.

The Gordon Rude Memorial award sponsored by Keyera Energy for the top mark in Chemistry 30 was awarded to Corey Rudnik.

Top mark in Art 30 sponsored by Michael’s Studio was awarded to Nicole Oliver-Betancourt.

Top mark in French 30 sponsored by The Cooperators Insurance, Rimbey was awarded to Brittany Lukocs.

Top mark in Biology 30 sponsored by the Rimbey Hospital & Care Centre was awarded to Courtney Holtkamp.

The next award was the Will Hoar Math Science award. It was presented to the graduate receiving the highest average in one math and two sciences OR one science and two maths. It was sponsored by Mr. Don Dewar and awarded to Nicole Oliver-Betancourt.

Next, was the Health Care Scholarship. It was presented to the graduate who is enrolled in a medical program or a related field of medicine. It was sponsored by the Rimbey Hospital & Care Centre, and was awarded to Courtney Holtkamp and Brittany Lukocs.

The next award was the Wolf Creek Award, sponsored by Wolf Creek School Division was awarded to Maiija Weening and Kyle Valstar.

The next award was the Wolf Creek CTS Award, sponsored by Wolf Creek School Division was awarded to Kyle Valstar.

The next award was the Rimbey CO-OP Scholarship, sponsored by the Rimbey CO-OP was awarded to Mackenzie Johnson.

Next was the Bentley Seed Cleaning Plant Scholarship, sponsored by the Bentley Seed Cleaning Co-operative Association (County and Lacombe) was awarded to Sylvia Trautman.

CTS Merit Contractors Association Award, sponsored by the Merit Contractors Association was awarded to Brett Scott.

The next award was the WPW Inc. Scholarship; sponsored by WPW Inc. was awarded to Sam Rufenacht.

The next award was one of their most prestigious awards, the All-Around Student Award. It is in recognition of all-around excellence for a student graduating from Rimbey High School. This student must set a good example and be a model for others in behavior, attitude and work habits. Must be a student “looked up to” and “well thought of” by peers and teachers. It was sponsored by the Rimbey Kinsmen Club, and awarded to Keaton Lapointe.

The next award was the Halvar C. Jonson Scholarship, sponsored by the H.C. Jonson Scholarship fund was awarded to Keaton Lapointe.

The next award was the Grumbach Agricultural Field Scholarship, sponsored by the S. Grumbach Memorial and Mr. Ed Grumbach was awarded to Sam Rufenacht.

The John Dale Parry CA Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the John Dale Parry Memorial Fund was awarded to Brittany Lukocs. for her consistent superior academic achievement throughout her high school career, which has contributed to the quality of life in the Rimbey area through community service.

The next award was the Agricultural Scholarship, sponsored by the Rimbey Agricultural Society was presented by Rimbey Rodeo Princess, Jada Holtkamp, and was awarded to Sam Rufenacht.

The next award was called CHEERS which stands for Casey Howard Effort and Enthusiasm Recognition Scholarship. This award was created in the memory of Casey Howard, who was very active in coaching in our community, and in our school specifically coached our JV girls and boys basketball teams. It is sponsored by Classic Embroidery, County Cast-A–Waste Inc. and Deanna and Bernie French was presented to Lora Lee who best exemplified the qualities Casey displayed in his life.

The next award was the Leadale Ladies Dale Ewanchuk Memorial Award, sponsored by the Leedale Ladies Club, and was awarded to Elizabeth Jones, a student who is hard working, kind, thoughtful, considerate and respectful of others. All qualities that Dale Ewanchuk exemplified and encouraged in his students.

The next award was the Chris and Betty Harvey Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Chris and Betty Harvey Memorial Scholarship Fund was presented to Elizabeth Jones.

The next award was the Volunteerism Award, sponsored by the Rimbey Christian Reform Church and awarded to Elizabeth Jones

The next award was the Skeels Family Agriculture Scholarship, sponsored by Dan and Karen Skeels and Family, and awarded to Mackenzie Skeels and Kyle Valstar.

The next award was the Dale Ewanchuk CTS Memorial Award. This award was in memory of Dale Ewanchuk, beloved CTS teacher at Rimbey Jr Sr High from 1981-2011. This award was sponsored by Lone Wolf Heavy Duty Repairs and the School Staff. It was awarded to Brett Scott for his high interest in Woods, skills within the Woods shop, strong work ethic and a sense of humour.

The Student of Merit award was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and awarded to Journey Giesbrecht.

Next we had the Lions Legacy Scholarship, sponsored by the Rimbey Lions Club. It was presented to Taylor Towle who has achieved above average marks through her consistent work ethic, and demonstrated leadership qualities.

The Governor General’s Academic Medal was a bronze medal awarded to the student who achieved the highest combined average in grades 11&12. The Governor General’s Medal, established in 1873, recognizes students who have achieved the highest academic average. On behalf of His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, the medal was presented to Courtney Holtkamp.

The next award was the Lindberg Higher Education award.

This award was presented to the student who has achieved the third highest average in grade 12 and who is enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution. It is sponsored by the Lindberg Family and awarded to Sidney Stout.

The last award of the night was the Valedictorian award. It was sponsored by Keyera Energy. As there was a tie, the award was presented to Courtney Holtkamp and Brittany Luckos based on their highest average of English 30-1 and four of the following courses: Chemistry 30, Biology 30, Physics 30, Social Studies 30, Math 30 Pure, Math 31 and French 30.