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Graduation Awards

At the Point Grey Graduation Ceremonies in June, a variety of awards are presented to Grade 12 students in recognition of outstanding achievement in all areas of school life: athletics, citizenship, fine arts, leadership, scholarship, service, and exceptional performance. A number of these awards are donated and presented by community groups and businesses. Most of these awards are based on students' performance in the last two years of school.

POINT GREY AWARDS COMMITTEE

The Point Grey Awards Committee assists the administration in the selection of candidates of all Graduation Awards.  The committee seeks to carefully and impartially select candidates who best suit the criteria of each award.   In general, all students receiving awards must have demonstrated exceptional citizenship in the school.  More information about awards can be obtained from Awards Committee members.

  • Committee Members:  Ms. Chan, Ms. Johnstone, Mr. Peth, Ms. Rogers
  • Administration/Counselling:  Mr. Gill, Mr. Mar, Ms. Pante, Ms. Rommell

GRADUATION SCHOLARSHIPS

 
Most Point Grey Graduation Scholarships are based on students' performance in the last two years of school.  The following is a summary of the major awards and scholarships that are offered. A more detailed description of these awards may be obtained from the Point Grey Awards Committee.

ART NORDMAN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP, ACADEMIC MEDAL, AND PLAQUE is presented to the second highest ranking academic student. The recipient is selected based on both his/her grades 11 and 12 marks and honour roll status.  Eligible candidates must be registered in (or have taken) a senior English course (English 12, Literature 12, Writing 12, AP English 12, First Peoples English 12) at Point Grey.

ARTONA ART BURSARY is presented to the top visual arts student who has studied art in his/her senior years at Point Grey and who intends to attend a post secondary institution to study art. Nominations for this award are made by the Point Grey Art Department.

BRENNA INNES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student with strong athletic ability, along with an excellent academic record and work ethic. Nominations for this award are made by Point Grey Athletic Board.

DARREN PAUL JACOBSON MEMORIAL PLAQUE AND BURSARY is presented to an outstanding student in the school's music program who intends to continue music studies. Nominations for this award come from the Point Grey Music Department.

DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS are offered by the provincial government to Vancouver students.  These scholarships are awarded to students who have excelled in non-academic areas. Although the school nominees are selected in May/June, the school cannot present these awards at Graduation as the school district does not confirm the final list of recipients until the following September.

EMILY CARR INSTITUTE VISUAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP is provided by the Emily Carr Institute to recognize an outstanding visual arts student. Nominations for this award are made by the Point Grey Art Department.

GOVERNOR GENERAL'S ACADEMIC MEDAL AND CERTIFICATE are presented to the top ranking academic student. The recipient is selected based on both his/her grades 11 and 12 marks and provincial exam results. Since the provincial exam results are not released until the end of July, it is not possible to present this award at the graduation ceremonies in June.

GREYHOUND ATHLETIC AWARD AND PLAQUE is an inspiration award given to the student in the graduating class who best demonstrates athletic excellence, leadership and citizenship. Nominations are made by the Point Grey Athletic Board.

JAMES KARLINER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION AWARD is presented to a student in the special education program who has demonstrated courage to overcome obstacles and has shown strength of character through his/her high school years. Nominations for this award are made by both the Counselling and the Life Skills Departments.

JOHN PLOMMER MINI SCHOOL BURSARY AND PLAQUE is presented to a Mini School student who has made significant contributions to the life of the Mini School and has been a good scholar. Nominations for this award are made by the Point Grey Mini School Staff.

JOHN PROCYK SCHOLARSHIP AND PLAQUE is presented to a Mini School student who has contributed significantly to life in the Mini School and who is an exceptional senior science student.  Nominations for this award are made by the Point Grey Mini School Staff.

JOSH PLATZER MEMORIAL AWARD (1) is presented to a student who has demonstrated personal courage in the face of adversity and life challenges. Nominations for this award are made by the Counselling Department and the Point Grey Awards Committee.

JOSH PLATZER MEMORIAL AWARD (2) is presented to a student who has been noted for gentleness of spirit and caring and compassion for others in the school community. Nominations for this award are made by the Counselling Department and the Point Grey Awards Committee.

KARL GUNG BURSARY is funded by the Vancouver Marpole Lion's Club and is presented to a student with good scholarship, service in and out of the school, and good citizenship. This student will be attending a post secondary institution. Nominations are made by the awards committee.

KERRISDALE LUMBER BURSARY is presented to a student who has taken technical studies courses at Point Grey in his/her senior years and who will be a attending a post secondary institution. Nominations for this award are made by the Point Grey Technical Studies Department.

MARPOLE LION'S CLUB BURSARY is presented to a student with good scholarship, service in and out of the school, and good citizenship. This student will be attending a post secondary institution. Nominations are made by the awards committee.

MINI SCHOOL INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented to a student in the Mini School who has shown evidence of a very high individual achievement in a non-academic area and has achieved honour roll standing. Nominations for this award are made by the Point Grey Mini School Staff.

OLIVER MATTHEW MEMORIAL AWARD is presented to an outstanding citizen of Point Grey who is known by his/her teachers, coaches, and peers as a positive, caring, and contributing citizen of the school.  The recipient will have displayed excellence in the school's athletic program and in academics. Nominations for this award may be made by fellow students and/or Point Grey staff.  Nomination forms are available from the Grade 12 Counselor and in the Career Center.

PAC SERVICE TROPHY AND SCHOLARSHIP is presented to the student who has made outstanding service contributions to the school. The recipient is nominated by the Point Grey Awards Committee on the basis of service points and variety of service in the school in both grades 11 and 12.

PETER ST. LOUIS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP, STAFF TROPHY AND ACADEMIC MEDAL are presented to the top academic student. The recipient is selected based on both his/her grades 11 and 12 marks and honour roll status.  Eligible candidates must be registered in (or have taken) a senior English course (English 12, Literature 12, Writing 12, AP English 12, First Peoples English 12) at Point Grey.

PFAFF BURSARY is presented to an outstanding student in the Textiles 12 area of Home Economics. Nominations for this award are made by the Point Grey Home Economics Department.

POINT GREY ACADEMIC MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS are presented to outstanding academic scholars. Academic scholarships are awarded to students based on both their grades 11 and 12 marks and honour roll status.  Eligible candidates must be registered in (or have taken) a senior English course (English 12, Literature 12, Writing 12, AP English 12, First Peoples English 12) at Point Grey.

POINT GREY ATHLETIC TROPHY AND SCHOLARSHIP are presented to the athlete who best combines excellence and leadership in athletics with the spirit of sportsmanship. Nominations are made by the Point Grey Athletic Board.

POINT GREY CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATE AND BURSARY is presented to a student who has been recognized by staff for the excellent example of citizenship and leadership he/she has demonstrated ​​in his/her senior years. This award is funded by the alumni of the ​​Point Grey Class of 1975.  Nominations are made by the Staff and the Point Grey Awards Committee.

POINT GREY COMMITMENT TO LEARNING AWARD is funded by the Brenna Innes Memorial Scholarship fund. It is presented to a deserving student who has demonstrated good citizenship and a commitment to lifelong learning. Nominations for this award are made by the Counselling Department and the Point Grey Awards Committee.

POINT GREY FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS TROPHY AND SCHOLARSHIP are presented to a student who has exhibited outstanding achievement in any of the fine and performing arts at Point Grey. Nominations for this award come from the Art, Music, and Drama departments.

POINT GREY HUMANITIES ACADEMIC AWARD is awarded to a student who has excelled in the academic humanities: Social Studies, English, and Modern Languages. The recipient has further demonstrated interest in this field of studies by taking more than the required number of courses in one or both areas. Candidates for this award are nominated by members of the English, Social Studies, and Modern Languages departments.

POINT GREY MERIT GOLD PINS are presented to students who are nominees for the Point Grey Merit Trophy and Scholarship. Students receiving gold pins will have demonstrated excellence in at least three of four areas: athletics, fine arts, scholarship, and service.

POINT GREY MERIT TROPHY AND SCHOLARSHIP are presented to the student who displays outstanding achievement in the combined fields of athletics, fine arts, service and scholarship. The recipient must have accumulated points in at least three of these four areas. Nominations for this award are made by the Point Grey Awards Committee.

POINT GREY MULTICULTURAL AND HUMANITARIAN AWARD is presented to a student who has provided service and leadership in multicultural and/or humanitarian issues. Preference is given to a student who has participated and/or led school curricular or extra curricular activities which have promoted cross-cultural relations, understanding, and/or global awareness. Nominations for this award are made by Point Grey Staff.

POINT GREY THEATRE COMPANY AWARD AND PLAQUE are presented to a student who has shown evidence of outstanding achievement in the area of Drama, Acting, Musical Theatre, and/or Directing. Preference is given to a student who plans to pursue post-secondary education in the areas of theatre and/or film studies. Nominations for this award are made by the Drama Department.

POINT GREY SILVER SERVICE PINS are presented to students who are nominees for the PAC Service Trophy and Scholarship. Students receiving service pins have given significant and varied service to the school community.

POINT GREY YEARBOOK AWARD  is presented to a student in recognition of outstanding service and contribution to the Point Grey Annual.

PRINCIPAL'S AWARD is a prize that has been designed to recognize those students who, through their individual efforts, have made Point Grey a better place for staff and students. Although these students may not excel in any one particular area, their overall effort is exemplary and they have contributed to making Point Grey a better place for all to be. Nominations for this award are made by staff and presented to the principal and to the awards committee for consideration.

PRINCIPAL'S LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE AWARD is selected by the awards committee in conjunction with the principal to recognize a student who, through his/her individual efforts, has made Point Grey a better place for staff and students.  The recipient of this award has not only displayed impressive leadership and service in the school community but has also made a lasting impression through positive attitude, enthusiasm, and helpful nature.

ROSEMARY MCTAVISH MEMORIAL FIELDHOCKEY BURSARY is presented to a student for the skills she has developed, the contribution she has made to field hockey at Point Grey, and the sportsmanship she has shown on the field. Nominations are made by the Point Grey Athletic Board.

SCOTT PORTER MEMORIAL PLAQUE AND BURSARY is presented to a student who has shown courage and perseverance in overcoming a disability or handicap or who has markedly improved his/her achievements in scholarship, physical education, vocational studies or school service. Nominations are made by Point Grey Staff.

stəywəte:n ABORIGINAL AWARD AND PLAQUE recognizes the contribution of a Point Grey student to the strengthening and advancement of Aboriginal culture and learning. Nominations for this award are made by the Aboriginal Program Teacher.

VANCOUVER ASSOCIATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS (VASSA) SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student who demonstrates academic excellence, as well as leadership, citizenship and service. Nominations for this award are made by the Point Grey Administration in conjunction with the Point Grey Awards Committee.

VANCOUVER SECONDARY TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION BURSARY is presented to a student who has expressed an interest in entering the teaching profession and has exhibited satisfactory scholarship and service to the school community. Students interested in this award may obtain an application form from their grade 12 English teacher or grade 12 counselor in March/April.

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