Students

Harwood Elementary’s Juilette Pyefinch won provincial gold at the Concours d’art oratoire (Photo - Contributed)

Vernon French Immersion students bring home provincial awards

Each student had to present a short speech on a topic of their choosing

 

Thre were 115 Kalamalka Secondary graduates who celebrated at the Vernon Recreation Centre auditorium recently. (SD 22 photo)

North Okanagan grads mark end of an era

PHOTOS: An exciting time for students, staff and families

 

Okanagan College professor Jason Dewinetz gives Grade 10 and 11 students a taste of the Writing and Publishing diploma program at Experience OC May 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

High school students get a taste of the Okanagan College experience

Experience OC gives future Okanagan College students a chance to find a program that suits them

 

Female students got a real feel for what it’s like to be a firefighter at the Vernon Fire Rescue Service. (VFRS photo)

Female Vernon students discover what it’s like to be a firefighter

A student training day was led by Lt. Allyson Reich, Vernon’s first female firefighter with 18 years experience

Female students got a real feel for what it’s like to be a firefighter at the Vernon Fire Rescue Service. (VFRS photo)
Noah Peppin, who has been seizure-free for nearly five years, with his mom and dad, Stephanie Vazquez and Mark Peppin. (Contributed photo)

B.C. boy at risk of life-threatening seizures ‘discharged’ from rescue-medication program

Noah Peppin hasn’t had a seizure in nearly five years, but will never be out of the woods: mom

Noah Peppin, who has been seizure-free for nearly five years, with his mom and dad, Stephanie Vazquez and Mark Peppin. (Contributed photo)
A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teacher dealt 10-year ban for inappropriate communication with 4 students

Joseph James Hizon Arnesto taught Grades 7 to 12 at an independent B.C. school

A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dunsmuir middle school Grade 8 students Taylor Funk and Avery Snook are being praised after turning in a diamond ring they found last month, in the hope it could be reunited with its rightful owner. (Photo courtesy of Dunsmuir middle school)

B.C. teens sparkle after finding ring with multiple diamonds on their way to school

Two Vancouver Island middle school students found the ring on their way to school last month

Dunsmuir middle school Grade 8 students Taylor Funk and Avery Snook are being praised after turning in a diamond ring they found last month, in the hope it could be reunited with its rightful owner. (Photo courtesy of Dunsmuir middle school)
Kalamalka Secondary students walked out of class Monday, April 4 in support of the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Coldstream students take a stand for sexual consent in walkout

Kal youth support the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement

Kalamalka Secondary students walked out of class Monday, April 4 in support of the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Kalamalka Secondary students walked out of class Monday, April 4 in support of the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Coldstream students take a stand for sexual consent in walkout

Kal youth support the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement

Kalamalka Secondary students walked out of class Monday, April 4 in support of the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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B.C. kids in grades 4-5 learn new skills in cycling safety

Everyone Rides Grades 4-5 teachings things such as helmet safety and hand signals

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Langley Secondary students protested outside the school building against SD 35’s code of conduct on sexual assault cases in school. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

B.C. students protest school district’s sexual violence policy

They want the conduct of conduct for sexual violence cases to be changed

Langley Secondary students protested outside the school building against SD 35’s code of conduct on sexual assault cases in school. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Okanagan College is looking to incorporate aspects of Indigenous culture in the design of a new student housing facility on its Vernon campus. (Okanagan College photo)

New Vernon college student housing to include Indigenous design

Okanagan College looking to integrate aspects of Indigenous culture in design of new 100-bed facility

Okanagan College is looking to incorporate aspects of Indigenous culture in the design of a new student housing facility on its Vernon campus. (Okanagan College photo)
Grade 4 to 7 students from Coldstream’s Kidston Elementary School honour the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30, by singing the Beatles’ hit Blackbird in the Mi’kmaq language, put together by teacher and Inspire Kindess Productions studio founder Melissa Jacobs. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Coldstream students honour Truth and Reconciliation Day in song

Kidston students sing Beatles’ classic Blackbird in Mi’kmaq language

Grade 4 to 7 students from Coldstream’s Kidston Elementary School honour the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30, by singing the Beatles’ hit Blackbird in the Mi’kmaq language, put together by teacher and Inspire Kindess Productions studio founder Melissa Jacobs. (Contributed)
Students at Quigley Elementary will have access to the school’s library over the summer. (Contributed)

Kelowna elementary school library stays open to combat the ‘summer slide’

Quigley Elementary’s library will be open once weekly to keep them reading over the holidays

Students at Quigley Elementary will have access to the school’s library over the summer. (Contributed)
Students walk to school at the Durham College campus and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Despite economic reopening, students still worry about lack of summer work

Concerns raised about the ability of young people to earn enough to help cover tuition in the fall

Students walk to school at the Durham College campus and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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More than 60 students with the Vernon Community Music School came together for a virtual rendition of Canon in D by Johann Pachbel March 4, 2021. (Contributed)

WATCH: Young talent on display in Vernon music school’s virtual orchestra

More than 60 students ages 3-17 took part in a virtual performance of Pachbel’s Canon in D

More than 60 students with the Vernon Community Music School came together for a virtual rendition of Canon in D by Johann Pachbel March 4, 2021. (Contributed)
A group of Kelowna students are advocating for a more humane approach to biology classes. (Pixabay)

Kelowna students advocate for non-animal dissections in biology class

The group wants a more humane approach to biology class

A group of Kelowna students are advocating for a more humane approach to biology classes. (Pixabay)
The University of Ottawa campus is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National Student Loan Service Centre plagued by delays as requests for help soar

Current and former students said their issues with the service centre go beyond long wait times

The University of Ottawa campus is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Harwood Elementary Grade 7 students Alexus Wolden (from left), Ashley Kotz, Oliver Williamson and Josh Tran watch as classmate Brady Forsyth places a poppy on the grave of William (Walker) MacNeil in Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery during the No Stone Left Alone remembrance ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 4. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon students remember veterans with poppies

More than 200 students will lay nearly 1,100 poppies on veterans’ graves at Vernon cemetery

Harwood Elementary Grade 7 students Alexus Wolden (from left), Ashley Kotz, Oliver Williamson and Josh Tran watch as classmate Brady Forsyth places a poppy on the grave of William (Walker) MacNeil in Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery during the No Stone Left Alone remembrance ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 4. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)