April 25, 2017 – For Immediate
Humboldt, SK – On April 25, 2017, approximately 200 students gathered at the Humboldt Uniplex Curling Rink for the fifth annual Horizon Student Day. This day was developed to offer students the opportunity to meet up and celebrate student leadership initiatives across Horizon. It is also a chance to encourage empathy and positive school cultures while inspiring students through the leadership efforts of their peers.
Dr. Alec Couros, professor of educational technology and media with the University of Regina Faculty of Education, shared a keynote presentation regarding the importance of Digital Citizenship and staying safe online. The day also saw a number students from William Derby School, Bruno School, Wadena Composite School, Lanigan Elementary School, Punnichy Community High School and Lake Lenore School, each sharing presentations about initiatives they've taken part in that encourage and/or celebrate student leadership.
"Horizon's Student Day gives us a chance to connect with and motivate our student leaders to be agents of positive change in their schools," said Kevin C. Garinger, Director of Education for Horizon School Division. "Our Board of Education, Student Day Committee and staff deserve special recognition for supporting this day, and for the hours of work and planning involved in bringing it all together. I also want to thank our incredible student presenters for sharing with and inspiring their peers."
Student Day 2017 was organized by Horizon central office staff members and Board of Education Trustees as members of the Student Day Committee. This committee is chaired by Trustee for Subdivision 9, Jolene Koopman.
For the fifth consecutive year, Canadian country music artist Codie Prevost closed out the day with a performance that had students and staff dancing in the aisles. As a former student of Rose Valley School, Prevost has a personal connection to Horizon School Division.
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