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Saints recognize year’s top high school athletes

High Prairie St. Andrew’s School honoured its top senior female and male Saints’ athletes at an awards ceremony June 11. Left-right, are Syara Brassard, who won the Senior High Female Athlete-of-the-Year Award, and Jason Auger and Hunter Cunningham, who shared…
Meet the Kinuso Grad Class of 2024!

On June 8, 17 high school students graduated from Kinuso School. Above, students appear on stage during ceremonies. Left-right are Ethan Beaupre, Jasper Coleman, Gerrious Giroux, Jaliza Giroux, Matthew Giroux-Davis, Catherine Hubler, Madison Hunt, Draiden Chalifoux, Sara Laliberte, Alexandra Lightening-Collins,…
Ring that bell! School’s out soon!

Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie hosted a block party June 5 to celebrate the end of the school year. The event included a variety of activities including a free barbecue, music performances, outdoor games and a silent…

Team USA won the Kinuso School track and field day June 6. Students were divided into 12 countries, says Brandon McNabb, Kinuso Physical Education teacher. Each country had students from multiple grades. Students competed against their grade level for ribbons…
Commitment helps earn drivers top honours

Two bus drivers serving the McLennan area have been honoured as recipients of the Bus Driver-of-the-Year Award for High Prairie School Division. Awards were presented to Shannon Soucy and Kim Lussier, says a June 4 HPSD news release. What makes…
High Prairie Elementary students put ‘spring’ into concert

High Prairie Elementary School students from Grades 4-6 presented their annual spring concert on May 23 in the gymnasium. Each class performed several numbers under the direction of Music teacher Crystal Larose during the 40-minute concert, which delighted family and…
Pratt grad class ‘On to the Next Chapter’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Achieving a major educational milestone, 60 graduating students of E.W. Pratt School in High Prairie were honoured at commencement ceremonies May 25. “On to the Next Chapter” was the theme for the event. Class valedictorian Mehar…
Vanier graduating class shines on a “Starry Night”

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Reaching a major educational milestone, 32 graduating students of Georges P. Vanier School in Donnelly were honoured at valediction ceremonies May 18. “A Starry Night” was the theme for the celebration. Vanier principal Bill Sheets congratulated…
Patrick-Barkhouse new trustee

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Holy Family Catholic Regional Division welcomes Victoria Patrick-Barkhouse as the new trustee for the McLennan ward. She was acclaimed the trustee after nominations closed May 15 at noon, says an HFCRD news release May 17. A…
Art students eager to try new techniques

This week, technique is the name of the game for Art students at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School as they explore different techniques for different watercolour effects. Salt, glue, wax, water! Every material under the sun can be added…
Indigenous author inspires Joussard School students

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Students at Joussard School welcomed Indigenous author Christy Jordan-Fenton on April 29. Originally from a farm in rural Alberta, her childhood dreams included being a cowgirl, dancing with Gene Kelly and writing stories, says a High…