Awards are presented in recognition of a student's academic competence and extra-curricular involvement. A student must demonstrate good citizenship to be considered for any R.C. Palmer award. To help you set your goals, here is a list of the major awards:


Performing Arts Awards

Students qualify for a Performing Arts Award if they accumulate a minimum of six performance points. Points are awarded for participation in extra-curricular work only. The performance needs to be a polished performance that necessitates significant rehearsal time with noticeable skill development.


Service Awards

All students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills and their sense of social responsibility by volunteering time to help and support others in the R.C. Palmer community. To be eligible for this award, students must put in a minimum of 30-hours of service for which they receive no payment and no course credit for a Level I Service Award and 100-hours for a Level II Service Award. These hours may be obtained in any activity that serves the R.C. Palmer school community.  


Athletic Award

At the end of each sports season, coaches will assign recognition to all those who participated. Athletes can receive an athletic award for representing R.C. Palmer Secondary School in a sanctioned league involving other schools. Athletic Awards are achieved by participating in the following:

  • One major sport and one minor sport
  • Three minor sports
  •  Two major sports
"Super G" Awards:
Students who earn all "G's" as work habits for first and second term report cards will be recognized with a Super G Award.
Honour Roll/Scholastic Awards:
To achieve a Scholastic or Honour Roll Award, students must achieve a grade point average of no less than 3.25 with all courses at R.C. Palmer Secondary School each term. Students must also maintain Good or Satisfactory work habits. Students will be recognized for Honour Roll achievement at the year end Awards Ceremony.
Top Student in Subject Area:
The most outstanding student in each subject area at R.C. Palmer is honoured each year.

Top Academic Student in each grade:

The top scholar in Grades 10-12 are selected on the basis of her/his grade point average.


Top Athletes:

The top two athletes in each grade level are recognized at the end of the year. Student athletes at R.C. Palmer must demonstrate ability and sportsmanship and strive to be respectful and professional representatives of our school.


Top Performing Artist in each grade:

Students in each grade level are slected for this distinction based on their enthusiastic and skilled participation in the Performing Arts Program.


Top Service Student in each grade:

Students in each grade level who provide the greatest and most distinguished service to the school are awarded the Top Service Award.


Major Awards

Outstanding All-Around Student in each grade:

Students in each grade level that achieve excellence in all areas: academics, service, athletics and/or fine and performing arts are recognized by the prestigious top "all-around" student awards.