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Recognition of Excellence

Crossroads vice-principal Sharla McKinnon, left, and principal Kerri Tolen received the Rainy River District School Board's monthly Recognition of Excellence award last Tuesday night. They were saluted for the “Awesomeness Through Art” events held at the Devlin school in which students learned about math and art.

Recording studio

Grade 11 Mikinaak School student James Yerxa listened to a multi-layer track he created under the guidance of Anna Atkinson while she visited to teach students how to use equipment inside the school's new recording studio. He is using Ableton Live and holding a USB Audio Interface Device for music production.

RRDSB speaker

Techways program co-ordinator Marlon Douglas spoke about the bike mechanics program he has been facilitating at district schools during the Rainy River District School Board's inaugural meeting last Tuesday night at the Education Centre here. It is hoped the program will spark an interest among students so they are more confident to pursue careers in tech and the trades.

Vigil drummers

The “Waabishkiibinesii Women Singers" drum group performed songs of healing during the annual candlelight vigil service held at Knox United Church here Thursday evening for the annual "National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.”

Solemn vigil

Four candles were lit during the candlelight vigil ceremony held Thursday evening at Knox United Church here to mark the annual “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.” Those who attended also lit candles that were distributed at the beginning of the ceremony to show their respect for victims of domestic abuse.

'Co-op Display Day'

Fort High student Samantha Hammond spoke about her placement at the Rainy Lake Family Dental Centre to passers-by during “Co-op Display Day” held yesterday in the school cafeteria. Her project included information on what she learned and education on how to maintain good oral health.

Oath of office

Raymond Roy, one of two trustees representing Fort Frances, recited his oath of office during the inaugural meeting of the new Rainy River District School Board on Tuesday night at the Education Centre here. Fellow trustees David Kircher, David Loewen, John Fuhrer, Jeff Lehman, and Kathryn Pierroz also were sworn in. Roy later was acclaimed to serve as the board's new chair.