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Student Recognition

Student of the Month

The Kiwanis Club created the Student of the Month program to honour Grade 12 students in each high school that go above and beyond the regular expectations (extra-curricular, helping out around the school, co-operation etc.).  The winner each month is treated to a Kiwanis dinner with their parents and the nominating teacher. The recipient also receives a recognition medal.

Athlete of the Month

Each month we honour one male and one female student for excellence in athletics.

The Athlete  has to be currently participating in the sport during the time of the nomination (ex. a student who played a sport in the Fall cannot be nominated for the Athlete of the Month for that sport in the winter or Spring after that season is over).


  • Commitment and Dedication to Team.
  • Excellence in skill, effort and attitude.
  • Determined to be best player he or she can be.
  • Includes additional practice outside of regular hours.
  • Displays Respect and Sportsmanship towards team, opponents and officials.
  • Be Responsible to team and self.
  • Receives game or tournament award.

Do Things "Right Here"

As part of our Social Responsibility initiative, we like to acknowledge our students for making a positive difference in both their lives and the lives of others here at Rick Hansen Secondary. The “Right Here” award has beenimplemented to acknowledge any student in Grade 9-12 that has gone above and beyond. Our staff identify these students at our monthly staff meeting and a committee selects a recipient for each grade who has: 

  • an act of kindness they performed
  • a positive difference they're making
  • a positive change they have made
  • demonstrating social responsibility with peers
  • making the right choice/decision