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Lorne Akins recognizes success, improvement and excellence in the academic, behavioural, community service and athletic aspects of our junior high school life.

A - Achievement (measured)

P - Positive relations (students, staff, community)

P - Punctuality and attendance (on time, on task)

L - Learning (styles, approaches - top priority)

E - Effort (motivation, incentives, rewards)

Some examples of the recognition system include office visits for "caught being good", "high five" pizza lunch and pins for academic improvement, outstanding effort awards, and small prizes, e.g. Gator Bucks (vouchers for the Gator Store) for success and improvement. Honours and High-Five Award winners will have their names on display.

On a more formal basis, an Awards Night in June recognizes long-term excellence in the specific areas of academics, service, athletics and complementary course work.


Honours Award

Awarded to all students who have achieved an 80% average or higher in the four core subjects, physical education and all three options.

Highest Final Exam Results

An award for the top student(s) on all final core course exams in all grades.

Most Improved Student Award

Awarded to students in each grade, usually one boy and one girl, who have shown the greatest improvement in both academics and behaviour during the year.


Special Service Awards

Given to students who have helped to organize and run school activities.

Outstanding Service Award

Given to one male and one female student from any grade, usually from Grade 9, who have given exceptional time and energy to school activities. While volunteering and carrying out these activities, these students have helped to build and maintain a positive attitude among fellow students.

Citizenship Award

Given to one male and one female from Grade 9 who have shown outstanding leadership, achieved to the best of his/her ability and provided a role model for other students.



Given to those students who have participated on three or more school teams.

Outstanding Athletic Achievement

Given to one male and one female student at each grade who have the highest point totals for participating in school sports demonstrating ability, leadership and sportsmanship.


Given to one male and one female, usually in Grade 9, who have displayed outstanding sportsmanship

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