Every year the YRHS holds an awards night to honour those students who demonstrate excellence and the true spirit of the Land of Orange! The YRHS 2018-2019 Awards Night will take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Deserving students will be recognized for the following:
Practical and Applied Arts Awards
Awards of distinction are given to students who have demonstrated a high level of excellence in the knowledge, skills and abilities relating to a particular field. Several teachers work together and nominate students who have a strong work ethic, a high level of motivation and a skill set characteristic of a successful student in the PAA department.
Math & Science Awards
Awards of distinction in math are given to students in Grades 9, 10 and 11 who have demonstrated a high level of excellence in the knowledge, skills and abilities in mathematics.
Awards of distinction in science are given to students in Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 who have demonstrated a high level of excellence in the knowledge, skills and abilities in science. A Physics Competition Award will also be given out.
Band and Choir Awards
Awards of distinction are given to students in Grade 12 Choir and Spirit who have demonstrated a high level of excellence in the knowledge, skills and abilities in choir.
Awards of distinction are given to students who have demonstrated a high level of excellence in the knowledge, skills and abilities in band. The Percussion Award, Jazz Award, Patrick Rushowick Spirit Award, and Band Person of the Year will be given out.
Four Humanity Awards were given to students in each of the four grades. These awards are based on excellence in student performance in the broad range of humanities courses. Students who receive these awards are engaged in the subject matter, work to their highest potential by completing quality work that pays attention to detail and the requirements of the task. These students show a desire to improve and to excel, and have a cooperative attitude that contributes positively to the learning atmosphere in the classroom. They are respectful of teachers and peers, meet deadlines, are punctual and have good attendance.
The Visual Art Award is given in recognition of the hard work, determination, creativity and artistic ability that has been an inspiration to other art students. This recipient has been chosen by his or her peers. The names are engraved on a plaque which remains in the school.
The Drama Award is given to a student in Drama 30 who displays excellence in the skills related to dramatic arts. Consideration is given in fields of set design, acting and directing or a combination of all of these areas.
A male and female student in Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 will be recognized for their contribution to athletics at the YRHS.
PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS
Practical and Applied Arts
GSSD Student of Distinction
This award is given to a YRHS student who stands apart, epitomizing the school motto of "In Pursuit of Excellence" in academics, athletics, and overall charatcter traits.
Grade Academic Awards
This award is given to a YRHS students who hold a 80% average or higher.
Grade Honour Roll
This award is given to a YRHS students who hold a 90% average or higher.
Minor Award: 750+ points
Major Award: 1500+ points
Merit Award: 2000+ points
Honour Award: 2700+ points