The Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre, located in East Trail, celebrated the graduation of 24 students on Thursday.
After the grand march, the awards ceremony included greetings from the board of education, a message from principal Denise Flick, guest speaker Mandy Root from Freedom Quest, and valedictorian speeches from Maddison Bradley (Castlegar) and Owen Brideau from Trail.
As well, 16 awards were presented by local organizations and groups including the City of Trail ($650), the City of Castlegar ($600), Teck Trail Operations ($1,250) and School District 20 ($1,250).
~ List of awards and recipients courtesy Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre ~
City of Rossland Scholarship – Reese Wesnoski
Trail Lions Club – David Hinton Memorial Bursary – Kalen Spencer
Trail Kiwanis Club – Jenica Hunter
Trail Kiwanis Club – Michael Miller
Catalano Family Award – Jacinda Fraser
Castlegar Selkirk Lions Club Scholarship – Brooklyn Gordon
Katrine Conroy , MLA Kootenay West Scholarship – Brooklyn Gordon
School District No 20 Scholarship – Jacob Perepolkin
Fruitvale Quilters Guild (handmade quilt) – Coltin Schubert
Kootenay Columbia Teacher’s Union – Max Gordon
Kootenay Columbia Teacher’s Union – Noah Lucht
City of Trail Scholarship – Curtis Haynes
City of Castlegar Scholarship – Maddison Bradley
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170 Castlegar – Megan Krueger
Adrian Colton Bursary – Jacob Buckler
Ms. K’s Spirit of Independence Recognition Award – Liam Strong
Lauener Brothers Jewellers Scholarship – Owen Brideau
Teck Trail Operations Ltd. Scholarship – Reece Wesnoski
Rotary Club of Trail Bursary – Jenica Hunter
Trail Lions Club Scholarship – Kalen Spencer