Charles Hays Secondary School Awards 2020

WAY TO GO! Cheers go out to all of the 2020 Charles Hays Secondary School award recipients. A scaled back ceremony for the Student Excellence Plaque award recipients was held on June 19. Other awards will be mailed out with report cards. Seen here celebrating are some of the student awards recipients, Kaia Jackson, Taylor Jackson, , Andy Chugh, Brendan Eshom and David Armstrong. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
WAY TO GO! Cheers go out to all of the 2020 Charles Hays Secondary School award recipients. A scaled back ceremony for the Student Excellence Plaque award recipients was held on June 19. Other awards will be mailed out with report cards. Seen here celebrating are some of the student awards recipients, Kaia Jackson, Taylor Jackson, , Andy Chugh, Brendan Eshom and David Armstrong. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A scaled back awards ceremony, due to COVID-19 health protocols, was held at Charles Hays Secondary School to honour the outstanding excellence of students during the 2020 academic year. Mayor Lee Brain was the honourary guest at the ceremony where award recipients and school staff only could attend. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Josh Leighton and Logan Hughes both receive the Junior Top Male Sportsmanship award at the Charles Hays Secondary School 2020 awards ceremony held at the school on June 19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The awards for Excellence in Humanities and Excellence in P.E. were presented to Alison Uppal at the 2020 Charles Hays Secondary School awards ceremony on June 19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
To our students, thank you for teaching us. We are overwhelmed and you have been incredible students, said CHSS teachers Vania Ling and Sarah Johnson when presenting the Excellence in Science awards on June 19, 2020. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Corbin Basso shows his personality at receiving the Excellence in Theatre Arts on June 19, 2020 for the 2020 Charles Hays Secondary School Awards. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
David Armstrong was awarded Excellence in Music, Steven Colussi Memorial Award, Outstanding School Spirit award in the 2020 Charles Hays Secondary School awards on June 19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Award recipient Pia Khaira is presented the Outstanding School Service award at the 2020 Charles Hays Secondary award ceremony on June 19. (Photo K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The Junior Top Male Athlete award went to Jonathan Pirillo at the 2020 Charles Hays Secondary School awards.
Charles Hay Secondary School Principal Carla Rourke presents the annual awards to honour students accomplishments at the 2020 awards ceremony held at the high school on June 19. (Photo:K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Kassidy Bryant was presented the award plaque for Excellence in Sm’algyax at the Charles Hays Secondary School awards on June 19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

… And the award for most provocation goes to – COVID-19, for instigating the public to initiate creative thought towards the reinvention of traditional ceremonies to honour students in Prince Rupert.

More than 44 awards were handed out on June 19 to Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) students in honour of their endeavours and accomplishments throughout the academic year, which has been tested by the coronavirus pandemic.

The awards ceremony had a different look to it in 2020 due to social distancing and health and safety protocols.

“We usually have a full evening awards ceremony to celebrate students achievement in all courses. This is a big event that typically happens at the Lester Centre with a full audience,” Carla Rourke, CHSS principal said.

The scaled back ceremony for the Top Excellence Award plaque recipients was attended by teachers, students and Mayor Lee Brain. To keep students and staff safe, parents and families did not attend.

“This year we were unable to offer the (full ceremony) type of event due to the COVID-19 safety guidelines. Instead, we will be mailing home award certificates to all recipients in their final report card,” Rourke said.


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