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Sun Peaks Elementary students celebrated for stand out qualities

 | July 2, 2020
Teacher Amber Grey and Principal Mike Johnson with the winning students. Photo supplied

On June 25 students of Sun Peaks Elementary School celebrated the last day of school with their annual end of year assembly. With COVID-19 still impacting classroom operations students, families and staff met virtually via Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments from the year. 

Two Unsung Hero Awards were once again given to exemplary students who weren’t just good students but good members of the school community who stood out to their teachers and peers. 

The awards, given each year by local businesses owner Izzy Hamptonstone, were created to acknowledge kindness, helping others, academic performance and more. 

This year Lucas Holowatiuk and Tighe Kramer were selected by their teachers. 

Teacher Amber Grey with award winner Lucas Holowatiuk and Izzy Hamptonstone through video. Photo supplied

Teacher Amber Grey described Holowatiuk as someone who acts with integrity and determination. 

“What makes this commendable is that he does not do so in order to receive recognition. He is the true definition of an unsung hero,” she said. “Lucas sees and takes the opportunity to show kindness to others, this speaks volume to his character.” 

Holowatiuk was also referred to as a resourceful and patient problem solver. 

“Whether it’s working tirelessly to fix something or come up with a solution, Lucas will persevere until the job is done. Lucas does not seek an audience; however, his genuine, compassionate and hardworking personality, has a profound impact on those around him and this is why he deserves this award,” Grey explained. 

Tighe Kramer accepts his award from Hamptonstone and teacher Amber Grey. Photo supplied

She also spoke highly of Kramer. 

“His positive and charismatic energy lights up a room. He has a strong moral compass which is reflected in his thoughts, words and actions. Tighe demonstrates an incredible work ethic; his dedication to tasks, projects, and hobbies is inspirational to others and establishes him as a leader in the classroom. Tighe embraces opportunities and seeks out challenge; he does not settle for mediocre and he is determined to be the best version of himself.” 

She said he was known as the walking Wikipedia who has a wealth of knowledge and loves sharing his curiosity and love of learning. 

“While Tighe’s qualities are impressive, it is his modesty that shines through the brightest and makes him a true unsung hero.”