Presented on the last day of the school year – at a special awards presentation. Parents, guardians and community members are invited to attend.

Book Awards

A book is awarded to the most deserving student in each homeroom from Grade 1 to Grade 9. Selection of the winners will be made by the teacher on the following criteria: individual development and contribution to the welfare and progress of the homeroom and school. Students can receive the Book Award only once in each division (i.e. Primary, Elementary & Junior High). Sponsored by Sturgeon Public Schools and presented by the Camilla School Trustee.

Awards of Excellence

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE OPTIONS – Certificates and Pins are given to each student. Pins are sponsored by Sturgeon Public Schools. 

An award is given to a student from each complementary course. The awarded student has a superior work ethic, is enthusiastic and displays leadership skills. Eg. of Complementary Course options are: Band, Drama, Fitness, Food & Technology for Grade 7 and Beginning & Advanced Fashion, Athletic Sports Therapy, Art, Canoeing, Dance/Gymnastics, Fit 4 Life, Foods, Golf, Hockey, Leadership, Lego Robotics, Mad Scientist, Outdoor Education, Performing Drama, Rugby, Sports Leadership, Technology, Winter Survival and Work Experience. Complementary Course Awards are given depending on the courses taught.

Athletic Awards

Running Club, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Track & Field.  

Lynne Jewell Science Award

Background – The students of Camilla School were foremost in the heart of Mrs. Jewell. Her goal was to inspire a passion for science into her students that would transcend the rest of the lives. Sponsored by the Jewell family. 

Details – The recipient of the Mrs. Jewell Science Award will receive $200.00 and a scientific calculator to assist them in their High School Science classes. 

Criteria – This award is meant for the most bright and energetic science student in the class. This student does not necessarily need to have the best mark, but their outstanding joules of energy is a must. Must be given to a Gr.9 student.

Outstanding Service Award

Given to a Grade 9 student who has demonstrated exceptionally strong leadership qualities, is a positive role model to other students, demonstrates a positive attitude in the class, in the hallways and on the playground and produces passing grades. Not necessarily given every year.

Academic Awards

Winning recipients receive a certificate and a keeper plaque. 

(In the past Academic Awards for grades 7-9 have been awarded on percentages achieved throughout the year. With the introduction of Power School, the Sturgeon Public Schools Technology Department is presently working on a specialized award component to calculate academic awards that effectively coordinate with our past percentage system. 

In order to obtain an Honours with Distinction award the student must obtain: 

  • An average of 90% or better in the 4 core areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies; 
  • Passing grades in all of his/her electives, as well as Phys. Ed and Health.

In order to obtain an Honours Award the student must obtain: 

  • An average of 80% or better in the 4 core areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies; 
  • Passing grades in all of his/her electives, as well as Phys. Ed and Health. 

Winning recipients will receive a certificate, a medal & fridge magnet. Magnets are awarded on behalf of Sturgeon Public Schools. 

In order to obtain a Merit Award the student must obtain: 

  • An average between 75% to 79% in the 4 core areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies; 

Passing grades in all of his/her electives, as well as Phys. Ed and Health. Winning recipients will receive a certificate.

In order to obtain a Most Improved Award the student Grades 1-6 must obtain:

  • To recognize a self-motivated, or becoming self-motivated student who demonstrates improved work habits from September to June and the will to want to achieve.  These efforts can be seen in work habits and/or classroom marks.


HIGHEST ACADEMIC STANDING – JUNIOR HIGH (GR 7-9 ONLY)

Gr. 7 Honourable Mention – this award is presented to the grade 7 student with the second highest academic standing in grade 7 – The winning recipient will receive a certificate. 

Gr. 7 Highest Academic Standing – this award is presented to the grade 7 student with the highest academic standing in grade 7 – The winning recipient will receive a certificate, keeper plaque & a pen. Pens are awarded on behalf of Sturgeon Public Schools. 

Gr. 8 Honourable Mention – this award is presented to the grade 8 student with the second highest academic standing in grade 8 – The winning recipient will receive a certificate. 

Gr. 8 Highest Academic Standing – this award is presented to the grade 8 student with the highest academic standing in grade 8 – The winning recipient will receive a certificate, keeper plaque & a pen. Pens are awarded on behalf of Sturgeon Public Schools. 

Gr. 9 Honourable Mention – this award is presented to the grade 9 student with the second highest academic standing in grade 9 – The winning recipient will receive a certificate. 

Gr. 9 Highest Academic Standing – this award is presented to the grade 9 student with the highest academic standing in grade 9 – The winning recipient will receive a certificate, keeper plaque & a pen. Pens are awarded on behalf of Sturgeon Public Schools. 

Gr. 9 ATA Medallion

Sponsored by the Alberta Teachers Association this award is presented to the grade nine student with the Highest Academic Standing. The winning recipient receives a specially engraved medal from the A.T.A.