A Southridge student is adding her voice, and handiwork, to a call to end ocean-based fish farms. Amadea de Wit, in Grade 11 at the South Surrey school, said she sent 10 red-and-green laminated salmon signs – in the shape of the fish and bearing the words ‘Stay Wild’ – to a small store in Alert Bay this month, “knowing they will be posted on one of the two fish farms in the First Nations territory that is currently occupied by the FN people.”
OUR STORIES AND EVENTS
For the past decade, Southridge students have been tasked with stepping out of their comfort zone. Work begins first thing every Friday morning. The students – as young as four years old – and staff at the South Surrey private school make soup from scratch and prepare up to 100 sandwiches for the Surrey Urban Mission Society (SUMS) at the north end of the city.
Southridge media students won an unprecedented 12 awards and were recognized in front of their peers from around the province on Saturday, May 7th, at the B.C. Student Film Festival Awards Gala at Capilano University.
Southridge Grade 12 student Rohin Buttar recently received the Governor General's Award for Caring. Inspired by his visit to rural Kenya last spring, Rohin founded Microh Financing, dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty one entrepreneur at a time. Check out his website to learn more about how he is making a difference.
Five individuals were able to compete at the BC Track and Field Championships and once again, Southridge students produced great results.
On Friday, June 2, Emma Hoglund (Grade 9) competed in the senior division (age 14-19) against 32 other outstanding musicians.
On Friday June 2nd, three Southridge students were presented with their Gold certificate from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
Queen Wu (Class of 2017) is the Schulich Leader award nominee.