Student Citizenship Awards

The school board’s mission is to deliver an excellent education to our students so they become ethical and responsible citizens. The board therefore recognizes students who make positive contributions to their school and community with two Citizenship Awards.

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Kindergarten to Grade 12 Citizenship Awards

  • Certificate and medallion
  • Unlimited awards available throughout the school year
  • Ongoing

Grade 12 Citizenship Awards

  • $500
  • Seven (7) awards available per year
  • Awarded annually


Nominations and applications must include statements or examples of how the student meets at least three (3) of the following criteria:

Demonstrates responsibility
Helps/supports others
Has a positive attitude
Displays kindness to others
Works towards goals
Listens to others
Is honest
Has the courage to do what is right
Respects others
Shows concern for others
Is dependable

Kindergarten to Grade 12 Citizenship Awards


Submit a nomination online           PDF fillable nomination form

Who can nominate a student?
A student can be nominated by a staff member, community member, or other student.

How to submit a nomination
Complete the online or print nomination form (above). The Board will review nominations at monthly agenda planning meetings.

Note: A nomination does not automatically constitute an award being granted; therefore, nominees must not be notified of the nomination.

Number of awards
There is no limit to the number of awards that can be given out in any year.

Award presentation
Students selected to receive a Citizenship Award will receive a congratulatory letter, with details of a formal presentation will take place later in the year, at a school event (assembly, concert, etc.) where a trustee will present the student with a certificate and medallion.

Nomination Deadline: Nominations will be accepted during the school year until May 10th

Grade 12 Citizenship Awards

Submit an application online          PDF fillable application form

How to apply
Grade 12 students can apply for the award by completing the online or print application form (above). Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee at each school.

Number of awards
Seven (7) awards are available each year to graduates of the following schools:

  • Barrhead Composite High School – Two (2)
  • R. F. Staples Secondary School – Two (2)
  • Swan Hills School – One (1)
  • Vista Virtual School – Two (2)

Award presentation
Students selected to receive the award will receive $500 and a letter of congratulations which will be presented by a school board trustee at the school’s annual award ceremony.

Application Deadline: Check your school handbook, or ask your school principal.