LVR students rise to the top of the class
Two students from L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson have garnered some major honours.
Students Mackenzie Carlstrom and Taryn Scarff are recipients of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and an opportunity to be coached as a percussionist for the Dennis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, respectively.
Carlstrom earned the prestigious bronze award earlier this month.
His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh founded the Duke of Edinburgh Award in 1956.
The program, which came to Canada in 1963, encourages youth to be active, to participate in new activities, and pursue current interests in four different areas.
It offers students the opportunity to set goals and achieve results in fun and challenging ways.
There are three Duke of Edinburgh Awards — Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The Gold Award is the toughest to achieve.
Scarff received word from the director of MusicFest Canada that she has successfully qualified as one of the percussionists for the Dennis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra.
The Dennis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra is a prestigious music ensemble comprised of Canada’s top young musicians, and this ensemble will be one of the featured performing groups at nationals in mid-May.
In early May Scarff will fly all expenses paid to Ottawa to participate in weeklong rehearsals prior to their performance at the National Arts Centre.