Student Deirdre Rooney shows off her certificates she received for academic success at the Selkirk Comp during her Grade 11 year. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)
Deirdre Rooney was all smiles as the Selkirk Comp student was honoured with an academic award with honours Oct. 11.
The high school hosted its Evening of Excellence, which continues to recognizes academic achievement attained by undergraduate students.
“Tonight is the celebration of the dedication, perseverance and academic accomplishments of some of our very hard working students. We have many exception students at our school with a wide array of talents,” Lord Selkirk Comp principal Martin Ingenmery. “Tonight you’ll see some of Lord Selkirk’s top students and certainly some of our future leaders. Congratulations to every award winner here tonight for their dedication and hard work.”
Rooney, who is in Grade 12, was called up on stage not only to receive a certificate for attaining academic honours during her Grade 11 year, but also recognized with outstanding academic achievement for attaining the highest mark out of the school’s Grade 11 students during the 2016-17 school year.
“I just love the wide variety of the classes and all the sciences that I can take and all the challenges that comes with it and all the fun things that come with it as well,” she said. “My family always supports me and the teachers are all understanding and they’re passionate about what they teach, which helps the students become passionate about what they are learning.”
Grade 11 student Aaron Preun was honoured for attaining the top academic average during his Grade 10 year at 98.18%.
“I always try to push myself and to the limit and go as far as I can,” he said.