Friday, June 22, 2018

48 Students Celebrate High School Graduation

Forty-eight grade 12 students crossed the stage at Blackville School on Thursday evening to receive their high school diplomas.

The valedictorian was Gina Keenan and the salutatorian was Marlee Schofield. Reverend John Stewart gave the invocation and Father Owen Burns did the benediction.

Superintendent Mark Donovan and Blackville School Principal Rodney Buggie addressed the staff, graduates and their guests.

Later that evening after the graduation ceremony, the graduates had their all night Safe Grad event at the school.

Middle School Awards Day

Middle School students celebrated their awards day on Wednesday morning, June 20.

Students involved in different school clubs and activities were recognized. 

Certificates of Participation were presented to students involved in the Mountain Bike Club, Student Council, District Science Fair and Genders and Sexualities Alliance.

Other award recognitions included, positivity, hard work, good attendance, perfect attendance and most improved. There were also prizes from the Miramichi Salmon Association and Scholar Awards.

For more photos, click here.

Photos by Helena Arbeau

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Elementary Awards Day

Elementary students received their awards and recognitions on Tuesday morning, June 19.

A number of awards were presented, including recognition for extra-curricular participation in a variety of activities, such as cross country, basketball, music, science fair, archery, road hockey and soccer.

Other awards included good attendance and perfect attendance, as well as prizes from Miramichi Salmon Association prizes and Scholar Awards.

Each students also received a class medal. For more photos, click here.

Photos by Mrs. Angela Moody

Blackville School Prom 2018

The prom for the Blackville School 2018 graduates and their guests was on Saturday, June 16.

The graduation ceremony is this Thursday evening, June 21.

For more photos from prom day, click here.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Students Awarded $1000 for Safe Grad

High school students at Blackville School participated once again in the Safe Grad Initiative sponsored by Alcool NB Liquor (ANBL) in cooperative with the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

The students created an awareness video called "Seconds," and it was recognized with a $1000 prize to help fund Safe Grad activities.

The video explores how drinking can have tragic consequences during an evening that was anticipated to be a fun-filled experience. The narration in the video is presented without any dialogue. The video features two local paramedics and Blackville School alumni, Alisha Brophy and Kaylon Vickers.

The students who produced the video are Noah Donovan, Amber Walls, Samuel Keenan and Olivia Buggie.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Grade 5 and 8 Spring Banquets

Grade 5 students during the celebration
Both grades 5 and 8 classes held their spring banquets last week. 

During the banquets, the students were recognized with different awards, including Bronze B recognitions for excellent academic standing.
MCs Emily Hallihan and Kensen Brennan
at the Grade 8 celebration

The grade 5 banquet also included some musical entertainment. The students played "Sweet Home Alabama!"

To see more pictures from the Grade 5 banquet, click here.

To see more photos from the Grade 8 banquet, click here.

Photos by Jules Keenan, Mrs. Girouard and Ms. Duffy. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Blackville School Recognition Day 2018

The middle and high school students, coaches, teachers, parents, and other family members gathered in the gym for a presentation of awards for academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities on the morning of June 4. Graduates, Daniel Moody and Laura Kelly served as this year's Masters of Ceremonies.
Olivia Buggie (right) and Mr. Matthew Sturgeon (Left)

Daniel Richard (grade 12) and Olivia Buggie (grade 12) were awarded the Outstanding Male and Female in Academic and Extracurricular Activities, respectively.

Olivia Buggie (grade 12) was awarded the Fenton Sturgeon Memorial Award. The award is presented to a grade 12 student who has been participating in sports through all four years of high school, while special consideration is given to students who have volunteered their time to coach younger athletes outside of school hours.

Male Athletes of the Year Daniel Richard (left)
and Jesse Frenette (right)

High School Female and Male Athletes of the Year were awarded to Abby Donovan and Erin Moody (grade 12) and Daniel Richard and Jesse Frenette (grade 12).

Middle School Female and Male Athlete of the Year were awarded to Kensen Brennan (grade 8) and Hudson Underhill (grade 8).

Jorja Donovan (grade 8) was awarded Middle School Student of the year.

Maguire Gillespie (grade 12) was also awarded the Kathy McCormack Award, which recognizes athletes who are outstanding sportsmen and school ambassadors.
Jules Keenan, Awarded the School Spirit Award

Jules Keenan (grade 12) was awarded the School Spirit Award, which is awarded to a student who shows an outstanding example of school spirit.

Olivia Buggie, Daniel Richard, Aaron Walls, Erin Moody, Jesse Frenette, Avery Brennan, Amber Walls and Abby Donovan were awarded an athletic letter, an award given to students who have accumulated a total of twelve points during their time in high school. One point is awarded for every varsity sport the student has been a part of, with extra points being awarded for things like being captain and winning a regional or provincial title. 

Kyle and Lillian Donovan were awarded 'Family of the Year,' a new award given to families that the school recognizes as going above and beyond to help volunteer for school activities.

For more pictures from the recognition day, click here.

Article by Noah Donovan
Photos by Logan Burke and Maggie Jardine