Alyssa Taburiaux (left) and Linn Murray, who travelled to Ottawa in October to demand climate action from the federal government, take an eco-friendly ride during the L.V. Rogers Grad Cavalcade on Saturday. Photos: Will Johnson and Tyler Harper

L.V. Rogers grads lift off

Nelson community celebrates the Class of 2017 all weekend long

They made it!

Hundreds of L.V. Rogers students gathered at the Nelson and District Community Complex on Friday evening to be celebrated by the community for successfully graduating from high school.

Principal Tamara Malloff was joined onstage by Superintendent Jeff Jones, SD8 director Lorri Fehr, Mayor Deb Kozak, school trustee Curtis Bendig and many others. They encouraged the kids to utilize their skills as they head out to contribute to the global community.

This year over $150,000 in provincial, district, local/community, and school-based scholarships were distributed.

Here is an overview of the scholarships:

  • There were 22 District Dogwood scholarships at $1250 each for LVR graduates
  • There were 130 scholarships/bursaries and awards distributed
  • 79 recipients from the grad class received them
  • There were 12 external or entrance scholarships (including Kelly Hellman who received the UBC Golf Scholarship and Gareth Bracewell who received a Waterloo University entrance scholarship)

The key scholarships that were awarded were:

  • BC Excellence Scholarship $5,000 to Ms. Lena Price
  • BC School Superintendents’ Association $ 1,000 Ms. Alexandra Deane
  • Columbia Basin Trust Scholarship (3 distributed at $2,000 each) Ms. Lena Price, Ms. Alyssa Taburiaux, Ms. Morgan Beck
  • David Thompson Art Award $1,366 to Ms. Lillyahna Miller

Yeseo Park and Alyssa Taburiaux received the International Program’s Global Intercultural Certificate Scholarship focusing on the development of global and intercultural competencies.

The Grad 2017 celebrations continued the next day with the grand march and the cavalcade down Baker Street.

For more details and more photos, visit nelsonstar.com.