Students pursue scholarships

Students of art, drama, music, dance, trades, media, culinary arts, photography and technology will compete for $1,000 scholarship awards

Students of art, drama, music, dance, trades, media, culinary arts, photography and technology will compete for one of the 64 $1,000 scholarship awards during the Vernon School District’s district project scholarship competition.

It takes place at the Vernon Recreation Complex  Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“All sessions are open to the public and admission is free,” said Linda Spiller, director of instruction for student learning.

“Please join us in celebrating the skills and talents of our Grade 12 students.  We are very proud of each of them and we hope to see you there.”

The students have been working on their projects for a good portion of the year, with some of the projects spanning multiple years.

“They have been working with dedicated sponsor teachers who offer them ongoing support, advice and guidance,” said Spiller.

“Aside from the performances described above, all participants assemble a display that shows their work and completed projects to others. “

Each of the participants will be judged by a primary judge from the community with expertise in the specific project area.

“The participants receive feedback from their judges and wait to see the tally of scores to determine the winners,” said Spiller.

“This year they will have an opportunity to directly interact and provide feedback to another participant in what we believe will be a rich and meaningful experience.”