Tuition and books up for grabs at Selkirk College High School Exam Competition

Maximum $1,500 scholarship can be won by any one student

CASTLEGAR – High school students from around the region have a shot at easing the financial pressure of post-secondary at the annual Selkirk College High School Exam Competition.

There is $5,000 in tuition and textbook credit up for grabs at the annual competition that takes place at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus on Friday, June 29. Open to all Grade 11 and Grade 12 students, test takers can choose from one or more of the 12 subjects offered.

“This is a great opportunity for high school students from our region to get a little taste of college life,” says Tracy Punchard, the chair of the School of University Arts & Sciences. “It’s not meant to be a high-stress environment, but the students who take it seriously will have a chance to walk away with a great start on their post-secondary education.”

The exams are drafted by Selkirk College instructors and include Biology, Chemistry, English, Math, Comparative Civilizations, Geography, History and First Nations Studies. There are Grade 11 and Grade 12 level exams designed to challenge students at an appropriate level.

Three separate exam periods are scheduled between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with each student able to write a maximum of three exams. Students are given one hour to complete the exam.

“It’s a real pleasure getting to host these high school students at the Castlegar Campus each year at the end of June,” says Punchard. “Many of these students will choose Selkirk College for their post-secondary start and this is a great way for everyone to get a little more familiar.”

The Selkirk College High School Exam Competition has been recognizing regional excellence for the last two decades with between 40 and 60 students participating each year.

A maximum of $1,500 in tuition scholarships can be won by any one student over a two-year period. Students who have taken the Grade 12 level of a course cannot take the Grade 11 level exam.

To register for the competition please contact Sarah Fawcett by email at sfawcett@selkirk.ca. There is no cost to participate and students must indicate what exams they wish to write. Registration deadline is June 25.

For more information please contact: Sarah Fawcett Selkirk College Instructor sfawcett@selkirk.ca

Just Posted

Minor injuries in car, semi accident near Greenwood

Road conditions were likely a factor in the Friday morning crash.

Air advisory, open burn ban issued for Grand Forks

The burn ban will be in effect for two days.

Bucket truck, car collide in Highway 3 accident

The Thursday morning accident near Grand Forks slowed traffic for nearly three hours.

Man spotted with shotgun in East Trail leads to weapons discovery

RCMP recover numerous weapons and stolen items after search on Fifth Ave.

Skier caught in backcountry avalanche near Rossland

‘The man was lucky he had the ‘A-Team’ of ski patrol people able to respond as quickly as they did,’ says Rossland rescue spokesperson

Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion

One 11-minute video of the confrontation shows the Haka dance and students loudly chanting

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Announcement made Saturday evening from Europe

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Group challenges ruling for doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

A group of five Canadian doctors and three professional organizations is appealing

Major winter storm wreaks havoc on U.S. travel

Nearly 5,000 flights were cancelled Sunday around the country

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

Most Read