Going With The Flow

The Sullivan and Jackson POLE classes finished their year with an exciting day on the Lower Adams River. Students spent the day whitewater rafting, hiking, and enjoying each other’s company.  They learned about local flora and fauna, and got to observe deer, eagles, ravens and fish in their natural environment.  Students learned about the importance of the river and its salmon to the Secwepemc people, and that this year it’s expected that over 4 million salmon will make the run up the river.  Our lead guide, Clif, from Adams River Rafting Company, taught us a little bit about the river’s glacial fed headwaters flowing out of the Monashees near Blue River.   He also showed us pictographs, and explained the historical importance of the river.  Everyone learned about traditional salmon harvests, pithouse living, travel, and trade in the region.  And on top of all that they roared down the river smiling, laughing, and hollering together.  What a great day of outdoor learning!

Locker Clean-out

We began cleaning out our lockers today at Sullivan Campus. Students may keep belongings in their lockers until Monday. Once lockers are cleaned out, locks should be removed. Any unwanted locks can be left in the office.

Honouring Alex Delaney

Alex Delaney is the recipient of the Mary Fowler Memorial Award for Excellence in Performing Arts. This is a brand new award for Salmon Arm Secondary students, established by Reid Fowler, Malcolm Fowler, and Norma Jean Gomme in Mary’s memory.

Congratulations Rob Neid!

Congratulations to Rob Neid! He received a token of appreciation at last night’s board meeting from our official trustee Mike McKay, and our superintendent Peter Jory, for twenty years of service for our school district.

Forestry – Logging in Action

SAS students were able to sign up and participate in a Forestry – Logging in Action Spotlight Session which took place about 6 km above Skimikin Lake on the Charcoal Creek Forest Road.  Staff from Canoe Forest Products and Matty Brothers Logging hosted our students for a demonstration of Logging and Forest Planning.  Our students and staff had a great day and were treated to lunch and prizes.  A big thank you to Corrine Pierce and Mike Johnson from Canoe FP for organizing the Logging Demo, and our very own Greg Seed and Rhonda Skofteby for coordinating busses, food and paperwork!

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Congratulations Brody and Maggie!

Two of our graduates, Brody Butts and Maggie Manning, are successful applicants for external scholarships!

Brody is the recipient of the Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship. Only four of these scholarships are awarded each year in BC to students who are pursuing post secondary education, and who have made exceptional contributions in the areas of community service, creating positive change, or mentoring others.

Maggie is the recipient of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. Maggie will be known as a Terry Fox Scholar for the next four years as the winner of this national award, which recognizes graduating students who have been involved in exceptional and voluntary humanitarian activities.

Congratulations Brody and Maggie! We are very proud of your achievements!