Drumheller Valley Secondary School honored their youngest students on Tuesday, October 22.

The school gave recognition to those who strive for academic greatness, as well as athleticism.

Grade 9 student Miranda Kendall gladly accepted an award for her hard work in Grade 8.

"I got Honour Roll. it was good, I am happy I got it. I studied a lot. I like science and LA (Language Arts)," she explained.

The night awarded students with Honor Roll, which is an 80 percent average in all classes, and Honour Roll with Distinction, which is 80 percent or higher in four core subjects.

Temwani Banda took home the Highest Achievement Award for Grade 7.

"I won Highest Achievement and Highest Achievement in Math as well. It felt good, I did a lot of work for it."

Among the staff passing out awards was Principal Curtis LaPierre, who was very proud of his students.

"Our Honours with Distinction, this is three years that we have done that, and every year we seem to see more and more and more kids with honors with distinction and it is not an easy thing to do. Overall, there were lots and lots of awards tonight."

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