May 3, 2016 – For Immediate Release
Humboldt, SK – On May 3, 2016, approximately 180 students gathered at the Humboldt Uniplex Curling Rink for the fourth 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.
Live Different, a non-profit group dedicated to youth empowerment and humanitarian programs, joined the day to share a motivational message about opportunities for leadership in schools. The day also saw a number students from LeRoy School, Annaheim School, Englefeld School, Winston High School, Wadena Composite School and Humboldt Collegiate Institute 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 and the Student Day Committee deserve special recognition for supporting this day and for the hours of work and planning involved in bringing it all together. I would also like to thank our presenters – many of whom were students themselves – for sharing with and inspiring our young leaders."
Student Day 2016 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 3, Jennifer Lemky.
For the fourth 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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