Board celebrates students for perfect scores on Provincial Achievement Tests

Board celebrates students for perfect scores on Provincial Achievement Tests

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November 4, 2014- In a special ceremony held earlier today, the Peace River School Division (PRSD) Board of Trustees celebrated the accomplishments of three students. Shane Bigler, Emma Bensch and Mia Davis were recognized for achieving a perfect score on their Provincial Achievements Tests (PATs).

“We are very proud of Shane, Emma and Mia” says Board Chair Darren Kuester. “Achieving a perfect score on the Provincial Achievement Test is an outstanding accomplishment that displays the dedication these students have toward their education”

Students were celebrated individually as Kuester shared personalized information provided by their teachers and presented students with framed congratulatory certificates.

Shane Bigler, current Paul Rowe High School student achieved a perfect score on his grade six Science PAT while attending Manning Elementary School last year. “Your teachers tell us that you are very bright and quick to understand concepts in all subject areas” shared Kuester. “Shane also plays trumpet in the Manning Tri-School band, is the Vice President of the Three Rivers 4-H Beef Club and started playing hockey this year.”

Mia Davis, T.A Norris Middle School student achieved 100 percent on the writing portion of her grade six English Language Arts PAT. “Mia is described by her teacher as a great student, writer and leader in the classroom” said Kuester. “Your teacher tells us that your writing is entertaining and filled with creative language and humor.” Mia has also recently begun the first novel in a series of books she plans to write. Mia also enjoys playing tennis and competitive dance.

Emma Bensch, grade seven student at T.A Norris Middle School also achieved a perfect score on the writing portion of her grade six English Language PAT taken in June of 2014. “Emma is described by her teachers as an enthusiastic student with a positive and uplifting attitude” shared Kuester.  “Your teacher tells us that you cheer on your fellow classmates and are an inspiration to many.” Emma also enjoys drawing, playing piano, volleyball and volunteers at the local SPCA.

Following the formal ceremony, students, their families, trustees and management staff enjoyed a celebratory luncheon. Frank Oberle, Peace River MLA sent messages of congratulations to the students. Oberle was unable to attend due to prior commitments.