Yes I Can!

Clara Driedger (left) from Glenbrook Middle School, Maya Arabe (right) from Qayqayt Elementary School and Nathan Griffiths (not shown) from New Westminster Secondary School received Yes I Can awards at a banquet held on Saturday, May 28, 2016.  The Yes I Can Awards are presented by the B.C. Council for Exceptional Children (BCCEC) every year to students nominated by their teachers, educational assistants, district staff or parents.  The nominations are adjudicated by the BCCEC committee in seven categories:  Academics, Arts, Advocacy, Athletics, Technology, School and Community Service and Transitions.  Clara and Maya won awards in the Academic category while Nathan won an award for his use of Technology.  This was Nathan's second Yes I Can award.  He won previously for Athletics.  The students and their family and friends were treated to a lunch provided by the Holiday Inn on Broadway.  Congratulations to you all!