Class of 2014 honoured
at Huron Heights Grade 8 graduation ceremony
By Liz Dadson
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Award winners at the Huron Heights Public School, Kincardine, Grade 8 graduation, Wednesday night, are, back, Jake Colley (L), Lily Freiburger, Julia McGregor, Conner Dixon; and front, Ryan Thede (L), Garrett Campbell, Adam MacDonald and Tyler Dahmer
Winning awards, are, back, Ryan Gowland (L), Justin Moulton, Cailyn McKay, Kady Rice; and front, Edwin Byle (L), Dyllan Mooser, Cassidy Murray-Collins and Tatiana Bumba
Award winners, are, back, Tyler Brousseau (L), Paige Mercanti, Jenna Dennis, Liam MacKinnon; and front, Priya Kalra, Nicki Tibben and Julia Hallam
The Class of 2014 at Huron Heights Public School, Kincardine, was honoured at the Grade 8 graduation ceremony, Wednesday night.
Following the presentation of awards and diplomas, valedictorians Conner Dixon and Julia McGregor spoke on behalf of the graduating class.
Julia began the trip down memory lane, noting that Kindergarten was great at Elgin Market, with the arts and crafts table, and nap time. Followed by Grade 1 with Ms. Hageraats and her many adventures.
Once the students reached Grade 4, they moved to Huron Heights. Conner said one memorable moment was on a trip to the beach and someone saw a funnel cloud, the teacher hollered tornado and everyone ran for their lives.
Some of the graduates came to Huron Heights from Kincardine Township-Tiverton Public School two years ago, and they recalled the French Cafe and going to the Outdoor Education Centre as highlights of Grades 6-7.
Back at Huron Heights, Conner said that in Grade 6, the French teacher was taking the students to track and field but the weather was not nice. Jake Colley was instructed to run back to the school and tell the rest not to head out, but then a terrible thunderstorm hit, and the French teacher ran so fast, he passed Jake on the way back to the school.
As the students from KTTPS joined Huron Heights, their sports teams became the Lightning Hawks, and the KTTPS crew brought along the delicious turkey dinner and ice cream days.
The Grade 8 graduation trip included three days in Ottawa and it was amazing, said Julia.
"Now to the future," she said. "Our time as children is coming to a close, but we can still dream. Follow your heart and dream, and let that guide your future."
"Decide what you want to do in life," added Conner. "Find a job that you love doing and it's never a chore; you'll look forward to the work day.
"Make the best of your life, and treat people the way you want to be treated.
"As comedian Jim Carrey, said, 'The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is'."
Congratulations to the Class of 2014.
Award winners are as follows:Pat Lambert peace award - Julia McGregor
Geography award - Conner Dixon
Tiverton Lions Outstanding Effort award - Tyler Brousseau
Most improved award - Liam MacKinnon and Jenna Dennis
OSSTF award - Garrett Campbell
CUPE award - Justin Moulton
Inclusiveness and Diversity award - Tatiana Bumba
OPC Leadership award - Jake Colley
Service Above Self award - Ryan Gowland
Agnes Adeline Johnston Memorial award - Priya Kalra
Kenzie Foster Memorial award - Edwin Byle
Citizenship award - Kady Rice
NEW - Kinetic Knights Robotics team Engineering Inspiration award - Tyler Dahmer
English award - Priya Kalra
Writer's award - Paige Mercanti
Valedictorians Julia McGregor (L) and Conner Dixon
Reg Lundy Sportsmanship award - Jake Colley and Lily Freiburger
Barbara Ball award for general proficiency - Paige Mercanti
Emma Johnstone award - Conner Dixon
Eleanor Campbell Academic award - Cailyn McKay
George Armstrong Sportsmanship award - Jenna Dennis
Valedictorians - Conner Dixon and Julia McGregor
Bruce Power Math award - Ryan Thede
Bruce Power Science award - Nicki Tibben
Music award - Julia Hallam
Male athlete of the year - Dylan Mooser
Female athlete of the year - Cassidy Murray-Collins
French award - Lily Freiburger
Kincardine Lions History award - Cassidy Murray-Collins
Art award - Tatiana Bumba
Drama award - Adam MacDonald
© Liz Dadson
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