Downtown Beautification

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Thank you to all of the grads who showed up bright and early this morning to plant flowers downtown!

And…a big thank you to Ecotreats for providing the snacks and coffee to our happy helpers!

Vikings Basketball to Welcome Salmon Arm Secondary Stand-outs

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                                                       Published on the University of Alberta Website – May 8, 2019

The Salmon Arm Golds are sending a pair of talented freshmen to the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus for 2019-2020. Coach Dave Drabiuk is happy to welcome the pair to the Vikings. “Any time you can add good quality people who are strong in the classroom and know how to play the game, you’re winning by any definition. Salmon Arm Secondary has a reputation for being well-coached and these guys are a perfect example.  They have fantastic habits already and I can’t wait to see what the next two to three years look like for this pair.”

The Vikings are coming off of a Bronze Medal finish at the ACAC Championship tournament and are looking to improve on that in 2019-2020. The addition of Evan Smith and Gavin Limber will compliment the returning core of players and “instantly make practices more competitive” indicated Head Coach Dave Drabiuk.

Evan Smith is a smart, multi-faceted guard who can distribute the ball and chip in on the scoresheet as well. He is enrolled in a BA of commerce program, majoring in economics and one day hopes to become either a CPA or pursue a career in marketing. Smith came to the attention of the Vikings coaching staff at a tournament when he solidly out-played a guard that the Vikings were recruiting at the time.  Says Drabiuk; “that was an impressive statement game for Evan and certainly got our attention.”  Smith says that he chose to come to Augustana because it gave him the opportunity to “play basketball at the next level, pursue a University of Alberta degree in business, and Augustana provides smaller classes and a more intimate field than a bigger university.”

Smith will be joined in the Vikings locker room by his Salmon Arm Golds teammate, Gavin Limber.  Limber is a 6′ 8″ forward that brings a mix of size and versatility to his new digs. After a successful senior year that saw him garner recognition in several tournaments while sharing the leadership load with Smith, Gavin is looking forward to new challenges at Augustana. “I chose Augustana because I think it suits me the best as far as basketball and academics. I also had a great experience at the ID camp and all-star game weekend.” Limber went on to say; “Everyone on the team was very welcoming and competitive, they played well together and seemed like a very tight group of guys. I’m looking forward to seeing how I will integrate into their system this upcoming season.” Gavin will enroll in Environmental Studies and hopes to one day find his way onto a USport roster.  Head Coach Dave Drabiuk on Limber: “He’s got a lot of tools that will set himself up to be successful at the post-secondary level.  The physicality of playing his position at this level will be a challenge for him, but I am sure he has the tenacity and character to stay the course and develop into a top-tier player in our conference.”

 

Graduation Transitions

Last Thursday, we held Graduation Transitions Interviews with about half of our Grade 12 students. The other students had their interviews in November. Thank you to the school district staff, school board members, and members of our community who helped with the interviews!

SAS Speaks

On Wednesday May 8, at 7pm, we will be holding our annual spoken word poetry contest in the Atrium at Sullivan Campus. Students and members of the community are welcome to attend! We hope to see you there, celebrating writing in both French and English.

Day of Mourning

Sunday April 28 is the National  Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job. Today, our flags are at half mast to remember all those who have died or been injured while working. At school, we will observe a moment of silence to honour those who have died on the job.

Local Scholarship Applications This Week

Students are encouraged to attend how-to seminars Monday or Tuesday at lunch to learn tips and tricks for the online Local Scholarship application process. Students only need to attend one of the sessions, not both.
Students and parents will need to have given permission in both Student Connect and Parent Connect for “District Cloud Services” PRIOR to being able to enter the Local Scholarship application system.
Links and instructions can be found on the Local Scholarship page under Grad — Scholarships — Local Scholarships.
The window for applying opens today and closes on April 24th. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.
Good luck to all of the graduates competing for Local Scholarships provided by our generous community donors.