This year’s R.D. Parker Collegiate honour roll ceremony took place Nov. 1 at the Letkemann Theatre, where the high school’s staff recognized the academic achievements of 147 students from Grade 9 to 11.
Throughout the night, this group was broken down into two categories: honours was set aside for students who earned a grade between 80 per cent and 84.99 per cent, while honours with distinction was reserved for individuals who attained an average of 85 per cent or higher.
At the very end of the ceremony, school board chairperson Don MacDonald distributed bursaries for top academic achievement in each respective grade, which were claimed by Kendra Martinussen (Grade 9), Brandi Jenkins (Grade 10) and Ramona Pelland (Grade 11).
The RDPC staff also took the time to celebrate participants from last year’s Waterloo Math Contest, a nationwide competition that saw participation from up to 26,000 students depending on the grade level. In the end, McKenna Brown (Grade 9), Lala Rukh (Grade 10) and Ashutosh Agarwal (Grade 11) all received awards for placing in the top 50 per cent of this competition, while Agarwal managed to also crack the top 25 per cent.
Finally, RDPC principal Rob Fisher presented Grade 11 stu
dent Hayley Jenkins with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (bronze level) for the Manitoba Division, which recognizes her dedication to personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance and service to the community.