Sacred Heart School - Class of 2020
SHS Valedictory Address
Welcome classmates, school staff and families. I would like to take this opportunity to first thank the staff at Sacred Heart School for all the years that they have taught and guided us in our learning. Along with the staff, to our families, for the time, patience and knowledge that they have passed onto us to become the students and people that we are today.
Like many of you I have spent my entire academic career here at Sacred Heart and I have learned many valuable lessons with and by my teachers and classmates. Some of those lessons dealt with knowledge and study skills. Some of it taught me about team work and sportsmanship. Playing on the basketball team or at track and field are good examples. So is playing football at recess. When it got “carried away” and the teachers tried to intervene, we learned how to compromise - well at least until the teachers were out of view again! And some of it taught me about friendship, respect and kindness. I enjoyed a lot of the things that we did as a class which has turned into great friendships. My mom recently reminded me of my first joke from kindergarten. I came home and asked her what starts with an F and ends in an UCK. She was not impressed with me but when I finally said “Firetruck!” she calmed down.
I also learned a lot from some of the teachers and how they act outside of school. Now you might not remember it but I certainly do, it taught me many things including dancing, swimming or diving lessons and golf cart driving…or not.
We may not have a Toronto trip but we did have our trip to Winnipeg. The best physics lessons involved spinning water and Mr. Johnson, which didn’t end well and got a few of us wet. And at the Winnipeg Zoo when we found out how close you can get to a peacock before it attacks.
This year has been very unusual and unplanned, we began by supporting our teachers so that we can learn without restraints. We all know that more of us in one class could mean a shortage of teachers! Then we were hit by the pandemic and have faced many speedbumps since. All my years, friends and classmates at Sacred Heart have shown me that: “There are no accidents”, a quote by Master Oogway. Which means we are all supposed to be the way we are. So we can sit here and feel sorry for ourselves or we can remember that these are the types of events that build strength and character. We are about to enter the next chapter in our lives – high school. I am both excited and terrified. The future is pretty uncertain but as I look back I am left with great memories of all of you. More importantly as I look forward to high school I hope that we will continue to make more memories.
I thank you all for listening and I say to you all good night and enjoy all what life has to offer.
Sacred Heart School Graduation Awards
Sioux Lookout Public Library Awards
Male: Andrew Perry
Female: Kristine Doggett
The Sioux Hudson Literacy Council Award
The Science Award
School Council Award - Technology Award
School Council Award - Native As A Second Language Award
School Council Award – French Award
School Council Award - Artistic Achievement Award
Peyton Gervais Tompkins
School Council Award – Perserverance
Angel Lynn Fiddler
School Council Award – Social Justice
School Council Award – Most Improved student
School Council Award – Award of Merit
School Council Award - Outstanding Character Award
OECTA Award of Merit Plaque
Catholic Graduate Expectations Awards - A Responsible Citizen
Catholic Graduate Expectations Awards - A Collaborative Contributor
Catholic Graduate Expectations Awards - A Self-Directed, Responsible,
Catholic Graduate Expectations Awards - A Caring Family Member
Catholic Graduate Expectations Awards - An Effective Communicator
Catholic Graduate Expectations Awards - A Reflective, Creative and Holistic Thinker
Catholic Graduate Expectations Awards - A Discerning Believer
The Northwest Catholic District School Board Leadership Award
Bishop Brodeur Bursary
Tranquila Legros Math Bursary
Jewell Award of Merit
The Catholic Women’s League Gifts and cheque
Male: Jayden Emberley
Female: Quynne Richards
The Knights of Columbus Athlete of the Year Awards
Male: Owen Tunkkari
Female: Quynne Richards
The Knights of
Columbus Academic Awards
Male: Mihtig Donnelly
Female: Emma Perreault