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The leadership team at Johnston Heights Secondary is looking to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society through the Relay for Life, planned as an online and in-person event (following COVID-19 restrictions) for the week of June 1 to 7.

Pushed back a year, Surrey students well on their way to Relay for Life fundraising goal

Johnston Heights Leadership Team aims to raise $6,500 for Canadian Cancer Society

 

Students from Southridge School dropped off a donation of food and clothing to Surrey Urban Mission on Friday. (Contributed photo)

Southridge students replenish shelves at Surrey Urban Mission Society

School dropped off donation of food, drinks and clothing on Friday

 

L.A. Matheson Secondary students with teacher Gurpreet Kaur Bains (second from right) and Guru Nanak Diversity Village fundraising officer Ankita Grewal (second from left). The students are fundraising for the next four years to support the long-term care facility for South Asian seniors. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
L.A. Matheson Secondary students with teacher Gurpreet Kaur Bains (second from right) and Guru Nanak Diversity Village fundraising officer Ankita Grewal (second from left). The students are fundraising for the next four years to support the long-term care facility for South Asian seniors. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Earl Marriott Secondary alumna Tanis Orsetti has received a $15,000 Cmolik Graduate Studies Scholarship to further her studies in the field of medicine. (File/Contributed photo)

Earl Marriott alumna selected for new $15K scholarship

Tanis Orsetti is studying the use immunotherapy in cancer treatment

Earl Marriott Secondary alumna Tanis Orsetti has received a $15,000 Cmolik Graduate Studies Scholarship to further her studies in the field of medicine. (File/Contributed photo)
The Youth Innovation Showcase gives youth ages 12 to 24 an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.

Youth Innovation Showcase demonstrates innovative spirit of BC and Yukon

Annual competition gives young people a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes

  • Apr 12, 2021
The Youth Innovation Showcase gives youth ages 12 to 24 an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.
Madeline Lauener stands with her family after celebrating her graduation from SFU. (Photo: Submitted)

Tweedy grad awarded scholarship

Madeline Lauener will work toward her master’s at UBC

Madeline Lauener stands with her family after celebrating her graduation from SFU. (Photo: Submitted)
Surrey council is to consider at its April 12 meeting a development variance permit sought for a new elementary school at 165A Street and 20 Avenue. (City of Surrey planning report image)

New Sunnyside-area elementary school anticipated to open in Fall 2025

Surrey council to consider development variance permit on April 12

Surrey council is to consider at its April 12 meeting a development variance permit sought for a new elementary school at 165A Street and 20 Avenue. (City of Surrey planning report image)
Earl Marriott Secondary students are being encouraged to pitch in to help keep neighbouring Alderwood Park clean. (File photo/EMS Twitter photo)

South Surrey students’ park-cleanup effort well-received

Effort to take better care of Alderwood Park appreciated, says EMS neighbour

Earl Marriott Secondary students are being encouraged to pitch in to help keep neighbouring Alderwood Park clean. (File photo/EMS Twitter photo)
Distant Gaze, an oil and acrylic work by Brittany Johnson, typifies the high standard of work in the Art by Surrey Secondary School Students exhibit. Contributed photo.

Surrey secondary student art showcased

Exhibit highlights serious themes, developing skills

Distant Gaze, an oil and acrylic work by Brittany Johnson, typifies the high standard of work in the Art by Surrey Secondary School Students exhibit. Contributed photo.
Ella Lee started a pen-pal program between children and seniors. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey teen starts pen-pal program between seniors and children

Ella Lee said program teaches importance of inter-generational connectedness

Ella Lee started a pen-pal program between children and seniors. (Contributed photo)
Grade 6 and 7 students at White Rock Elementary designed and sold face masks, and donated the profit to the food bank. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Elementary students design and sell masks in support of food bank

Grade 6-7 class sells 99 masks, raises more than $300 for cause

Grade 6 and 7 students at White Rock Elementary designed and sold face masks, and donated the profit to the food bank. (Contributed photo)
Isabella Skrypnyk, a Grade 11 student, and Kasonde Mulenga, a Grade 12 student, at Surrey Christian, work on some of the finishing touches of a shed on Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021). Their Grade 11/12 workplace math class has been working on since November. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey students build shed as part of math class project

Grade 11/12 class learning about budgeting, financing and construction

Isabella Skrypnyk, a Grade 11 student, and Kasonde Mulenga, a Grade 12 student, at Surrey Christian, work on some of the finishing touches of a shed on Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021). Their Grade 11/12 workplace math class has been working on since November. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
2018 SASSY Awards winner Emma Salisbury. This year’s event, which will be an online-only format, is planned for May. (Contributed photo)

Nominations sought for Surrey’s SASSY Awards

Awards recognized youth who show leadership, volunteerism

2018 SASSY Awards winner Emma Salisbury. This year’s event, which will be an online-only format, is planned for May. (Contributed photo)
The University of Ottawa campus is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National Student Loan Service Centre plagued by delays as requests for help soar

Current and former students said their issues with the service centre go beyond long wait times

The University of Ottawa campus is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
South Surrey’s Raaj Chatterjee is CEO of MeaningfulWork, a new online platform that connects corporations, non-profits and employees for ‘skilled volunteering.’ (meaningfulwork.xyz screenshots)

Pandemic punch prompts students to forge social enterprise, says South Surrey CEO

Soft launch for platform focused on ‘skilled volunteering’ planned for Nov. 23

South Surrey’s Raaj Chatterjee is CEO of MeaningfulWork, a new online platform that connects corporations, non-profits and employees for ‘skilled volunteering.’ (meaningfulwork.xyz screenshots)
To mark Thanksgiving, local youth joined MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay (right) in decorating ‘Thankful Pumpkins’ to connect with seniors in care homes. Below, Nancy from the Residences at Morgan Heights poses with frontline workers and one of the pumpkins. (Contributed photos)

Students, MPs create ‘Thankful Pumpkins’ for Peninsula seniors

Participants wrote messages of positivity and gratitude on the pumpkins

  • Oct 29, 2020
To mark Thanksgiving, local youth joined MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay (right) in decorating ‘Thankful Pumpkins’ to connect with seniors in care homes. Below, Nancy from the Residences at Morgan Heights poses with frontline workers and one of the pumpkins. (Contributed photos)
The Sunshine Band Club video posted to Youtube.
The Sunshine Band Club video posted to Youtube.
Stuti Sharma, left, and Esther Zhang, are Grade 12 students at Semiahmoo Secondary who started the Learning Bridge, free, online tutoring and mentorship program, in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now expanded to Ontario. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey students’ online tutoring, mentorship program expands to Ontario

Stuti Sharma and Esther Zhang started the Learning Bridge in March due to COVID-19

Stuti Sharma, left, and Esther Zhang, are Grade 12 students at Semiahmoo Secondary who started the Learning Bridge, free, online tutoring and mentorship program, in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now expanded to Ontario. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
South Surrey teen Lucinda Gullison has started an organization to offer free debate coaching for kids ages 8 to 14. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey teen launches non-profit to open opportunities for debate

Lucinda Gullison says the art of debate has many benefits

South Surrey teen Lucinda Gullison has started an organization to offer free debate coaching for kids ages 8 to 14. (Contributed photo)