LeeAnn Zaitsoff, a Grade 12 Stanley Humphries student, attended the Forum for Young Canadians in Ottawa at the start of February. Photos submitted

Exciting things happening at Stanley Humphries

Student submission about what’s been happening at Castlegar’s high school.

The Stanley Humphries secondary student council was hard at work preparing for this year’s Valentine’s Day. Every year on Valentine’s Day the walls of the cross halls are covered with paper hearts. There is a heart on the wall for everyone in the school! Students are able to walk in and find their name on a heart before class and on the back of every heart is a joke or cheesy pick up line. This is a favourite at our school, and thanks to all the hard work from student council, we were able to make it happen again this year!

Canadian Forum for Young Canadians

LeeAnn Zaitsoff, a Grade 12 student at Stanley Humphries, had the honour of being selected from BC to attend the Forum for Young Canadians in Ottawa at the beginning of February. Forum for Young Canadians is recognized as Canada’s premier youth educational program where alumni learn about Canadian systems of government, leadership and citizenship.

Each year the Forum brings students from across Canada to Ottawa to spend a week on Parliament Hill and experience first-hand how the Canadian government works. During her week at Forum, LeeAnn was immersed in the exciting world of national politics, public affairs and was given the opportunity to meet the nation’s leaders, interact with decision-makers, debate contemporary issues and take part in numerous political simulations.

She was given the special privilege of sitting in both the House of Commons and Senate, gained an insight to the diverse viewpoints of fellow Canadians, and made incredible friendships along the way!

SHSS students travel to Disneyland

Students from both the Physics 11/12 classes, as well as some of the business students traveled to Disneyland in February to take part in their youth education programs. The students had the opportunity to learn during through the courses offered in a fun environment, and then were able to go and have some fun within the park! Disney offers various programs for students to come and discover great things.

Pink Shirt Day

The SHSS student council decided to make and sell our very own pink shirts this year for Pink Shirt Day. Student council, with the help of the teachers, was able to create a design, print them on shirts and sell to staff and students. The shirts were sold for $5 each or students could pay it forward for $10, so that someone else would receive a shirt for free!

The amount of support and excitement for these shirts was incredible. Lots of people wore and showed off their pink shirts all around SHSS. The student council also gave out 96 free shirts donated to the school by the Pink T-Shirt Day Society and their generous sponsors out of Nelson on the morning of Feb. 27. People who didn’t have pink on were given one of the free shirts to help support Pink Shirt Day and help fill the halls of SH with shades of pink.

SHSS Got Talent

On Feb. 21, SHSS held a talent show at the Brilliant Cultural Centre. The show was a great success, and many people from the community came and showed support for all the students and teachers who performed. The event featured many different acts from dancing to musical talents and even a few skits.

Everyone who performed did an absolutely amazing job and showed a huge range of talent that hides inside SH! Thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen, and who volunteered to run the show. This event would not have been possible without all the hard work done by Mr. Jones, the students and teachers. Stay tuned for next year.

Stanley Humprhies Secondary student Emily Ashton writes here monthly


Stanley Humphries marked Valentine’s Day by covering the hallways with paper hearts. Photos submitted

Stanley Humphries marked Valentine’s Day by covering the hallways with paper hearts. Photos submitted

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