Student of the Month

Student of the Month Program

Nomination Form

We are so excited to introduce our NEW Student of the Month program for Kate Andrews High School! We are proud to celebrate our students excelling in Kate Andrews PRIDE.

We believe in recognizing students for multiple reasons, including strong academic skills, but also for their strength of character. 

Here are the details:

  • Nominations can be made for any student.
  • Staff, students, parents and community members may nominate someone.
  • Nominations can be based on any of the following attributes. If you are nominating someone, please look closely at these attributes to decide which one suits them best.
  • A committee will choose one recipient in each of the following 5 categories:

PASSION - Individuals who show a passion in areas both in and out of school. They dedicate themselves to those pursuits to help create a community that values excellence and ambition. At KA, we support each other in following our dreams and pursuing our goals, both short and long-term.

RESPONSIBILITY - Individuals who exhibit responsibility are dependable and take ownership of the impact of their words, actions and choices. At KA, we encourage students to be accountable for their actions through the way they treat others, are trustworthy, and honour their commitments.

INCLUSIVITY - Individuals who practice including others, no matter the circumstances, provide an opportunity for everyone to feel welcome and comfortable. At KA, we encourage others to recognize those who consistently display attitudes of friendliness, encouragement, and acceptance of all members of our school community.

DETERMINATION - Individuals who exhibit determination have the tenacity to see something through to the end, even when the path ahead is difficult. At KA, we value those who set goals and achieve them through perseverance and hard work.

ENGAGED & ENTHUSIASTIC - Individuals who show commitment to their school, their learning, and the overall wellbeing of their community help to create a higher quality atmosphere for all. At KA, we appreciate those who work to improve the school's culture by investing their time and energy into making it a better place.

You can find the Nomination Form here:  Nomination Form


Passion - Sophie Metheral (Gr. 9)

Nominated by: Ms. Hanna

Sophie has worked very hard and has been very coachable during basketball this season. She is constantly asking for feedback and during exams she would come in early to practice her post moves so she can get better. In addition she was always the first one there to help move desks so the gym would be ready for practice. In class, Sophie is often the first with her hand up to contribute and always does her best. She is truly passionate about learning and becoming the best she can be.



Responsibility - Ben Lorge (Gr. 11)

Nominated by Miss Gurski

Ben Lorge is receiving this award due to his hard work in various courses, including ELA. Ben has showed determination in his learning. Ben even received the highest mark for Part B of his ELA exam. He has encouraged many meaningful discussions in his classes. Ben has demonstrated responsibility; in cases where he may have fallen behind, he made sure to catch up in order to give his best in all his classes. Ben is not only dedicated to his studies but also various musical projects and Cadets. Excellent work Ben!


Inclusivity - Taya Fehr (Gr. 12)

Nominated by Mrs. McDougall

Taya has been super engaged this year. She is always a leader in the drama classroom, is a talented lead in the spring production, and she takes time to make sure everyone feels included and valued. Taya is also working hard with student council, while also being a part of the Youth Do-Crew in Coaldale. Taya is an amazing person who deserves recognition for all that she does for our school and our community. Congratulations, Taya!


Determination - Tessa Many Shots (Gr. 10)

Nominated by Mrs. Davies

Tessa's determination is amazing. She has worked so hard this past semester and always takes time to get her assignments done with great attention to detail. Despite being in a class filled with boisterous boys, she always stayed calm and asked for the help she needed. Although she is a very quiet person, she is willing to be helpful to others. She is a great example of patience and endurance. 


Engaged and Enthusiastic- David Sharp (Gr. 12)

Nominated by Miss Meurs

David is an excellent student who strives for his best. He actively engages in lessons and shows interest in excitement in concepts. Beyond the classroom, David enthusiastically participates in school activities, whether it's battling Mrs. McDougall in musical chairs or throwing himself into relay races at assemblies, or attending book club. We can always count on David to participate and put his best foot forward! 


PASSION- Brenden Duda

Nominated by: Mr. Wiens

Brenden Duda is an absolute machine when it comes to math.  Despite being naturally gifted, Bubba spends hours completing practice and learning the material daily.  He strives for greatness and is determined to do the best that he possible can.  He seeks out support to ensure that he understands everything, not just what is going to be on the exam.  Bubba's determination to excel in math is more than any student I have ever taught.  




Nominated by Miss Gurski and Mrs. Lenhart

Owen is committed to keeping up with his school work. If he is absent he communicates and checks in. He always hands in his work on time. Owen recently had to miss a few weeks of school right at crunch time for a surprise/last minute surgery. He immediately went to all of his teachers and made a game plan to stay caught up, checked in frequently on Google Classroom and by email without any prompting, and has worked exceptionally hard at getting up to speed and staying on track since returning to school just two weeks before Christmas. On top of this he is always kind and respectful to his peers and teachers and has a great attitude. I believe he deserves recognition for the hard work (and accountability) he put in to stay on track, where many kids would not have. 


INCLUSIVITY- Spencer Van Schothorst

Nominated by Mr. Radke

Spencer comes to PE every day with a fantastic attitude and gives his all in every activity. He is always willing to try something new and does so with a positive attitude. He shows kindness to all of his peers and is an overall joy to have in class.


DETERMINATION - Rachelle Altvater

Nominated by Miss Meurs

Rachelle is a hard working student who always puts her best foot forward. She is motivated to do well. She is academically strong in all aspects thanks to her dedication to her studies. Rachelle is an excellent leader, always willing to help in Student Council. She takes her role as communications officer very seriously and does such a great job with social media posts and the calendar at the office. We are so appreciative of Rachelle’s determination and leadership at KAHS! 



Nominated by Mrs. Hurley

Louie is a dedicated member of our Kate Andrews Community both inside and outside of the classroom. A member of both the volleyball and basketball teams, Louie is a team player who gives her all in practices and games. In class, Louie works hard in every assignment, every day. She can always be counted on to try her best no matter what. She often contributes to class discussions positively and always pushes herself to improve her skills and set goals. 

November Student of the Month

PASSION - Carson Mellow (Gr 12)

Carson always shows care in his learning. He always makes sure that his work for ELA is of a high standard. Carson has proven that he can work through challenging concepts, and bring insight to classroom discussions. He also shows dedication to making Kate Andrews a better place with his involvement in student council. Carson has also won our Student of the Month draw this month for  free ski passes to Castle Mountain donated by TimberTech!

RESPONSIBILITY- Trowa Warnock (Gr 12)

Trowa shows great responsibility when it comes to getting his assignments done. He makes sure that he is able to get it done on time no matter if he is sick or absent. Trowa shows great dedication in his work and it is proven in every task he does.


INCLUSIVITY - Ethan Hoult (Grade 12)

Ethan provides a welcoming energy to the ELA classroom. He always comes to tutorials, communicates and looks for ways to not only help himself improve, but those around him. Ethan always has a positive attitude towards all in the school. He is welcoming, and is the first to provide a friendly smile in the halls. 


DETERMINATION- Jesse Harker (Grade 12)

Jesse takes responsibility for her learning, even when things are challenging. She holds herself accountable in all areas of life. Jesse has put in hard work this semester, and is determined to reach her goals, no matter if they are challenging. 

ENGAGED and ENTHUSIASTIC - Justine Hendrick (Grade 10)

Justine is engaged and enthusiastic in class. She is always listening, working hard and willing to participate in class discussions. She is also involved in band, book club, and several sports. She is friendly, helpful and respectful.

October 2022: SOM Recipients

PASSION - Summer Roberts (Gr. 10)

Nominated by: Mrs. McDougall & Mrs. Davies

Summer exudes passion for so many things she does! She is an engaged member of Student Council and has displayed passion for all things fine arts! She has been harassing Mrs. McDougall daily about the spring production, and we can tell that she has an immense amount of passion for the dramatic arts. She gives her absolute all to everything she takes on, and truly strives for the very best. She is truly a ray of sunshine.

RESPONSIBILITY - Emma Collins (Gr. 10)

Nominated by: Miss Meurs

Emma is a student that can always be counted on. She is reliable, organized, and shows a strong work ethic. Emma joined student council this year and has quickly become an important member of the team. Emma assists our extra curricular programs wherever she can and  is willing to do extra to make sure Kate Andrews is successful. She is full of great ideas and shows strong leadership skills. 


INCLUSIVITY - Henry Klassen (Gr. 12)

Nominated by: Ms. Hierath

Henry is a friendly and kind person towards all students as well as staff. His big smile and warm personality are extended to all. In class he has befriended many of our international students and has gone out of his way to visit with them, make friends, and invite them to get together after school. Henry is a conscientious student who always tries his best, even when things feel difficult. He has an excellent attitude in all areas of his life and we are lucky to have him here at Kate Andrews! Congratulations, Henry! 


DETERMINATION - Ben Dyck (Gr. 12)

Nominated by: Miss Gurski

I am nominating Ben Dyck due to the tenacity he is demonstrating in ELA. Ben is working hard to reach his goals, by being mindful and taking ownership of his learning. Over the last few years Ben has grown into a great leader at Kate Andrews, his participation and involvement in student council is so appreciated! Ben wants to make Kate Andrews a great place to be. His determination and positivity are so appreciated. 

ENGAGED and ENTHUSIASTIC - Jonah Hass (Gr. 9)

Nominated by: Joshua Nihill

In volleyball, Jonah is always giving his all. He exudes energy and is always eager to try his best. This season, he was always one to rally the team by getting loud and showing his excitement. Both his play and his energy made him a valuable member of the Grade 9 team. In class, Jonah is respectful and eager to learn; he is often the first student with his hand up. He is always engaged in his work and is dedicated to doing his best. 

SEPTEMBER 2022: SOM Recipients

PASSION - Tyler McNeil (Gr 10)

Nominated by: Kennedy Gurski and Tren Jolicoeur

Tyler shows great dedication to his studies and is always looking for ways to grow as an individual. He brings positive, humorous energy to every class and also encourages other students to be passionate and engaged with lessons, discussions and work. Tyler shows passion in almost everything he does, from volleyball to jazz band. Tyler is an incredible trumpet player and an amazing person in general. Not only is he passionate about the things he does, but he is also extremely determined. He’s determined to get his work done, and he makes sure it is done well. Tyler is very well deserving of this award.



RESPONSIBILITY - Nick Klassen (Gr 12)

Nominated by: Kim Alexander

Nick attends classes regularly. works to complete his assignments, and comes prepared to every class, ready to learn. He shows up early to volleyball practice every time and is willing to help the coaches with anything that needs to be done. His dedication to his classes and his team has not gone unnoticed.


INCLUSIVITY- Lesley Roszell (Gr 11)

Nominated by: Kennedy Gurski

Lesley has taken a leadership role in Creative Writing. They have made all of the international students feel welcome by offering support in their studies, information about the school and just reaching out to have friendly conversations. Lesley is an active member of Book Club, did an amazing job in our Drama Production last year (taking the role on last minute after a casting change) and her positivity is contagious to those around her. No matter what she is involved in, Lesley wants all students to feel welcome at KA.


DETERMINATION - Zyrylle Bagalay (Gr 12)

Nominated by: Kennedy Gurski

I nominated Zy because of their determination in their studies.  They have shown perseverance by setting goals and working hard to achieve these goals. Zy is always willing to set aside time to focus on what needs to be done.  Zy is always positive, even when things are difficult.



Nominated by: Clayton Ressler 

Lukas is an engaged student who can always be counted upon to try his best in his work and contribute to class discussions in a thoughtful and positive way. Lukas is the kind of student who is always listening and working hard and is dedicated to do his best in every aspect of his learning. He gives 110% is everything he does.