Student yearbooks, newspapers recognized (03/10/27)

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Oct. 27, 2003

ST. ANDREWS (CNB) - Fredericton High School took home top honours in both categories as awards for the best student-produced newspapers and yearbooks from the anglophone school system were handed out Friday, Oct. 24.

The school's newspaper, The Day, and its yearbook, entitled 'The Graduate 2003', each received an Award of Distinction in the large school category.

Knight's Tales, produced by students at Chipman Forest Avenue School, was selected as the top newspaper in the small school category.

Honourable mentions in the large school category went to Harrison Trimble High School's newspaper, Marooned, and Horizons, the student newspaper at Moncton High School.

In the small school category, Cambridge Narrows School's yearbook, 'Kaleidoscope 2003', won the Award of Distinction while Grand Manan Community School won in the medium school category for its yearbook, 'New Horizons 2003: Where Do We Go From Here?'

Yearbooks receiving honourable mention were: Bellisle Regional School, small school category, for 'Excelsior 2003'; Bernice MacNaughton High School, medium school category, for 'The Ceilidh', and Saint John High School, large school category, for 'Impressions 2003'.

Doaktown Consolidated School received the Richard Harvey Spirit Award, which recognizes schools for innovation and originality in fund-raising or building school spirit. The school won for its 'Christmas is for Caring' carnival.

Teacher Francine Levesque of Rothesay High School received the Tom Hanley Student Adviser Recognition Award, which is awarded annually for volunteer service as a student council adviser.

The awards were presented during the 19th annual Student Leadership Conference, which was held in St. Andrews. The three-day conference brought together student council leaders from anglophone high schools throughout the province. Among the speakers was Education Minister Madeleine Dubé, who praised student council members for their contribution to the public education system.

"As Minister of Education, I am very appreciative of the positive contribution you make in our schools," Dubé said. "Your fellow students look to you for advice and to represent their interests in a wide range of areas. You are counted on to perform vital tasks ranging from making sure yearbooks are published to raising money to support extracurricular activities to being students' advocates on social and academic issues."


MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Benteau, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-4714.