AWARDS

A REMINDER TO STUDENTS & PARENTS:

It is the student's responsibility to research their own AWARD opportunities,
including requests for all supporting documentation, such as transcripts (which must be requested in the guidance office), reference letters, essays, etc.
 
Guidance will post all award opportunities that come through our office;
however there are others available, both provincially and nationally, which students can research on their own.

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THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MEDAL - 2016-2017

Each year, the Lieutenant Governor’s Medals are awarded to TWO outstanding grade 11 students in Nova Scotia who have demonstrated:

  • Qualities of leadership and service in the school and community
  • Commendable performance in the courses in which they are enrolled

If you feel you are an eligible candidate, please pick up an application in Guidance as soon as possible.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE:

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8:40am

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THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II MEDAL - GRADE 12

The Queen Elizabeth Medal is awarded to a grade 12 student who has fulfilled the
requirements for a Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma, having

  • Demonstrated superior academic achievement in grades 10, 11, and 12, and
  • Maintained an outstanding record in school and community involvement.

Each school will award only one Queen Elizabeth II Medal; announced and distributed at Graduation Ceremonies in June.

THE RECIPIENT OF THIS AWARD IS CHOSEN BY THE RECA SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

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LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) established the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability to honour Jack Layton’s passion for optimism and hope in creating a more sustainable future. Recipients of the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability have responded to community challenges with creativity, responsible citizenship and innovative action. The Winning class  receives $500, and Runner-Ups receive $250 towards a sustainability-related action project. Apply for the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability or nominate a class for the Award. More information and application forms are available at http://www.lsf-lst.ca/en/projects/education-sustainable/competitions/jac...

DEADLINE: May 13, 2016

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The NSSAF Ron O'Flaherty Scholar-Athlete Award For Junior High/Middle School and Senior High Student-Athletes!

Note: Each school may nominate (only) one male and one female student at the junior and senior high level.

ELIGIBILITY:

Senior High School (Grade 12)
✒ Scholar-athlete must have a minimum of 85 percent average in five grade twelve subjects (a transcript must be included);
✒ Cannot be a returning graduate;
✒ Has been a participant in an NSSAF Championship event (District, Regional or Provincial);
✒ Demonstrated outstanding leadership, athletic ability and sportsmanship during their senior high school athletic career.

Junior High/Middle School (Grade 8)
✒ Scholar-athlete must have a minimum of a "B" average (85%) in six subjects;
✒ Must be in Grade 9 or the last year of attendance at the school;
✒ Must have participated in an NSSAF Championship at the District level;
✒ Demonstrated outstanding leadership, athletic ability and sportsmanship during their junior high/middle school athletic career.

Other:
✒ All school-level nominees will be presented certificates and congratulatory letters;
✒ The top female and top male scholar-athletes at the Junior High/Middle School level in each Region will receive a commemorative plaque and congratulatory letter;
✒ The top female and top male scholar-athletes at the Senior High School level in each Region will receive $750 scholarship and a congratulatory letter. Scholarship recipients will receive payment upon confirmation of registration at post secondary institution.
✒ If a top female or top male scholar-athlete is selected from your school, correspondence will be forwarded to the School Principal.

DEADLINE IS USUALLY APRIL OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR

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THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD

The Award is a non-competitive programme in which participants set and achieve personal goals for community service, skills, fitness, and adventure. It is a great way to explore new interests and try new challenges you might not have done otherwise, and even stretch your 'comfort zone'. The Award is open to all young Canadians age 14 yrs to 24 yrs old, and has 3 levels:

  • Bronze (for ages 14 yrs and up)
  • Silver (for ages 15 yrs and up)
  • Gold (for ages 16 yrs and up)
Participants can expect to spend at least 6 months completing the Bronze level, and a year or more on Silver or Gold, depending on whether the participant registers as a direct entry or continues from one level to the next. You must complete your Award before your 25th birthday.

Read more about Time Requirements here, or download this Summary and Conditions chart as a one-page reference for requirements of Bronze, Silver, and Gold. 

 

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award challenges you to set and accomplish personal goals in 4 or 5 different areas:

  • Service
  • Skill
  • Physical Recreation
  • Adventurous Journey
  • Residential Project (for Gold Level only)

These components may be completed simultaneously or one at a time. As a result, the total amount of time required to complete The Award will be slightly different for each participant.

Award achievers receive a pin and certificate to mark their achievements, and may be able to attend a ceremony within their Province or Territory (depending on Award level and ceremony availability). Gold Award ceremonies are only presided over by the Governor-General of Canada, or by a member of the Royal Family.  

Get started on your Award today!  Doing The Award will make a difference in your life! Pamphlets are available in the Guidance Office or visit http://www.dukeofed.org/home

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RICHMOND ACADEMY SCHOLASTIC AWARDS

Wondering if you are eligible for a DISTINCTION or HIGH DISTINCTION Scholastic Award?

Here are the criteria!

 

Scholastic awards are determined using final marks from first semester and midterm marks from the second semester or full year courses.

Two types of Scholastic Awards are presented to students:

High Distinction is awarded to students who have averages of 90% or higher.

Distinction is awarded to students who have an average of 80% or higher.

 

FOR ALL STUDENTS

  • NO MARK IN JANUARY OR APRIL CAN BE BELOW 70%TO QUALIFY FOR A SCHOLASTIC AWARD.
  • MARKS FOR ADVANCED COURSES WILL BE MULTIPLIED BY 1.05, AND THE RESULTING MARK MUST BE ABOVE 70%.
  • Students must also be in Good Standing to receive scholastic awards.

 

SCHOLASTIC AWARDS CALCULATIONS

For Students in Grades 10 to 12:Equal weight is given to marks whether they are final for completed courses or midterm marks for ongoing courses.

The following marks are used to calculate averages:

Grade 12:English, a global, one math or science, and two highest others.

Grade 11:English, one math, one science, and two highest others.

Grade 10:English, one math, one science, and two highest others.

Grade 9:  April marks from science, social studies, math, English, second language (eg., Francais, French, or Mi'kmaw Language), as well as all completed and final electives marks, are used to calculate average.

 

OTHER DETAILS:

·       AVERAGES ARE NOT ROUNDED (i.e. 89.9 is Distinction, not High Distinction).

o   This has always been the case since the building opened

o   PowerSchool is constantly rounding marks; therefore, it is already happening

·       Current school year marks are used ONLY (we do not look at marks from last year)

·       Co-op 11/12 are NOT used since mark input does not align with grading periods.

·       Half credit courses marks (Food Prep/Tech & Workplace Safety/Career 11) will be combined into ONE mark and used if above a 70%.

 

PDF version of the above information can be found here.