Proud parents packed the Whistler Secondary School gym on Monday to recognize the efforts of students, coaches and other volunteers.
The categories ranged from service to sports to academics, and were presented to students from Grade 7 to 12.
"Its not by accident that these people are here tonight," commented principal Ken Davies. "It takes hard work, planning, and dedication. You have to put in the hours."
Of all the graduating students, one stood out in every category. Mike Daugulis made the trip to the stage 11 times with awards in just about every category. Daugulis was recognized in athletics for his enthusiasm in intramural sports and involvement with the golf team, in service and citizenship, and in academics with the years top grade point average an amazing 98 per cent in all of his subjects.
Thirty-two students received service awards, and were given certificates and mugs in recognition of volunteer work in the community. They are Teresa Bate, Sandra Bayliss, Clarissa Bell, Sarah Colpitts, Alix Browne-Munz, Lauren Collins, Alisha Combs, Claire Daniels, Mike Daugulis, Jessica Ellis, Kim Fenwick, Matt Friesen, Rebecca Kleinman, Amanda Marsh, Jessica Meadows, Michael Messegeur, Candice Mooney, Lauren Mooney, Sarah Morden, Alicia Munro, Sammy Paulus, Sarah Peebles, Brooke Playfair, Raine Playfair, Sally Reid, Jenna Romanin, Mila Rusimovich, Jaime Sarpalius, Kevin Smith, Maegan Stevens, Adam Sweetzir, and Blaine Vernon-Jarvis.
Jostens Yearbook Awards
These awards go to the students who were the most instrumental in putting together the school yearbook. They are Sandra Bayliss, Jessica Ellis, Kim Fenwick, and Raine Playfair.
Wendy Thompson Outdoor Recreation Leadership Scholarships
These awards were presented to students who participated in the schools outdoor leadership program. They are Claire Daniels, Shaun Stroshin, Brian Xhignesse, Sophie Babiuk and Kyle Cuthiell.
Intramural Sport Awards
Sports Bags were presented to the students that showed the most enthusiasm, skill and sportsmanship in the schools intramural sports programs. They are Sammy Paulus, Sean Clarke, Ross Young and Mike Daugulis.
Although its a small school, the Whistler Secondary Storm teams compete at a high level in the zone and the province in a wide variety of different sports. Awards were presented to the most valuable player in each of those sports.
Sr. Girls Volleyball Candice Mooney
Jr. Girls Volleyball (blue Team) Emily Macalister
Jr. Girls Volleyball (white team) Christine Inniger
Grade 8 Girls Volleyball Lauren Mooney
Grade 7 Girls Volleyball Erin Kerr