Wilberforce grads moving on to high school
|By Matthew Desrosiers - Editor | June 25, 2015|
Fourteen students from the Wilberforce Elementary School (WES) have officially graduated and will be attending high school next year.
Parents, siblings, friends and other loved ones gathered at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce on June 23 to celebrate the occasion. Wilberforce Elementary has students from Grades 4-8. Awards were presented in each grade for most improved, athletics, perseverance, French, academics, citizenship, and leadership.
The Grade 8 leadership award was renamed this year in honour of young Taylor Donaldson, a WES student who passed away in a car accident earlier this year. Chaz Whitehead was the recipient of the award.
Class valedictorian, Lexi Millson, addressed her classmates after their received their diplomas. After talking about each one, Millson encouraged the students to follow their own path in life.
2014-15 Award recipients
Grade 4Most Improved – Isaiah Donaldson
Athletics – Ricky and Al Ervin
French – Parker Lovell
Academic – Destiny Storey and Parker Lovell
Citizenship – Destiny Storey
Grade 5Most Improved – Emma Deterling and Gracyn Whitehead
Perseverance – Michael Rogers
Athletics – Tyler Florent
French – Gracyn Whitehead
Academic – Nikita Watson
Citizenship – Abagale Ervin
Leadership –Ashala and Cheyenne Fitzgibbon
Grade 6Most Improved – Hunter Arnott
Perseverance – Justice Donaldson
Athletics – Desi Davies and Hunter Arnott
French – Hailey Carey
Academic – Desi Davies and Hailey Alden
Citizenship – Chelsea Flynn
Grade 7Most Improved – Travis DeSousa
Perseverance –Jacob Wood
Athletics – Jordan Meharrie
French – Erik Morrison
Academic – Abigail Kauffeldt
Citizenship – Daniel McNeil
Leadership –Erik Morrison
Grade 8Most Improved – Ian Plumb
Perseverance –Evan Lunge
Athletics – Nikki Middag
French – Lexi Millson
Academic – Brooke Billings
Citizenship – Haylee McNeil and Halle Dale
Taylor Donaldson Leadership Award – Chaz Whitehead
MATTHEW DESROSIERS is the editor of The Highlander.