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Horizon School Division
Creating a better world, one student at a time.
AP 395 - Student Recognition Award
Background

The Board has established the Student Recognition Award to honour a graduating student from each of the high schools in Horizon School Division. This gift will be presented annually to a Grade 12 student who best exemplifies the Horizon School Division vision of "A Community of Learning and Achieving".

Procedures

1.  The principal, in consultation with staff, from each high school will select one of their students as the student who they feel best embodies the vision "A Community of Learning and Achieving".

2.  Selection criteria shall include:
2.1.  Expected completion of Grade 12 at school within Horizon School Division
2.2.  Student achievement in a wide range of pursuits that may include:
    • effort to succeed
    • academic success
    • athletic ability
    • ability in a second language
    • practice of traditional cultural skills
    • community service
    • special talents such as fine arts, entrepreneurship and/or leadership.
3.  Applications must include:
3.1.  An official copy of the student's high school transcripts from Ministry of Education, or a copy of the student's most current report card verified by the principal as being a true copy of the original.
3.2.  A letter of recommendation from the school principal, teacher, supervisor, counselor or someone from a reference list, which speaks to the student's achievement in the aforementioned pursuits.
3.3.  A letter of interest from the student that includes his/her goals following graduation and highlights their achievements of the aforementioned pursuits.
3.4.  A wallet size picture of student (2.5 x 3.5).
3.5.  An updated resume.
3.6.  A copy of AF - 395 Student Recognition Award Nomination Form.
4.  The Student Recognition Award will be comprised of:
4.1.  A commemorative gift to be presented by the sub-division trustee, or designate.
4.2.  A $500 cash gift, mailed to the recipient upon proof of graduation. The total amount of the gift will be reported on a T4A and must be included in the recipient's taxable income in the year of receipt. This amount is eligible for a scholarship exemption.
4.3.  The total amount of the gift will be reported on a T4A and must be included in the recipient's taxable income in the year of receipt. This amount is eligible for a scholarship exemption.


Reference:

April 1, 2011
Revised December 20, 2013
March, 2015