School and District Awards
Service Awards recipients have dedicated many hours to various departments, programs, and groups within, and around, Queen Elizabeth High School. They are an integral part of the successful events that take place from September to June.
Bronze students have contributed 20 - 39 hours of service to the school
Silver students have contributed 40 - 99 hours of service to the school
Gold students have contributed in excess of 100 hours of service to the school.
Merit, Honour, and Honours with Distinction recognizes the hard work of students at all three grade levels.
Merit award is for students receiving 75% - 79.9% in five grade-level courses, one of them being English Language Arts.
Honours award is for students receiving 80% - 89.9% in five grade-level courses, one of them being English Language Arts.
Honours with Distinction award is for students receiving 90% and above in five grade-level courses, one of them being English Language Arts.
Highest Academic Achievement Awards
Awarded to the top three students from each grade level to achieve the highest marks overall.
Keith Johnson Memorial Award
This trophy, named in honour of a former English teacher at Queen Elizabeth High School, is presented to the student who achieved the highest academic standing in Grade 10.
Judith Burwell Memorial Award
This trophy, named in honour of a former English teacher at Queen Elizabeth High School, is presented to the student who achieved the highest academic standing in Grade 11.
Queen Elizabeth High School Staff Award
This trophy is presented to the student who has achieved the highest overall academic standing in Grade 12, identified by Queen Elizabeth staff members.
The Governor General’s Academic Medal - Bronze
This medal is awarded to the student who achieved the highest average upon graduation from Queen Elizabeth High School. The average includes all grade 11 and 12 courses, options included, as listed on the student’s transcript of Grades issued by the Ministry of Education.
Andre Wissink (Performing Arts) Award
This memorial trophy is named in honour of a former Queen Elizabeth High School student and is awarded to a student for his or her contribution to Drama over the course of three years.
Barbara Smith (Young Writers) Award
This award is presented to the student who is felt, by his or her teachers, to have the determination, enthusiasm, and talent to pursue a career involving writing. Barbara Smith is an Alberta writer (the Ghost Stories of Alberta series) now residing on Vancouver Island. She worked for Edmonton Public Schools for many years and her daughter attended Queen Elizabeth. She has established this award to support and encourage young writers.
Don Pasmore (Budding Artist) Award
This award is presented to the student who has achieved personal style through in-depth studies and has begun to think and behave like an artist, with the spirit of service. The recipient shares their creative ideas with the larger community creating art that honours the spirit of a community and achievements of Edmonton Public Schools for public display.
Keith Tymofichuk (Math/Science) Award
This award, named in honour of a former Queen Elizabeth High School student, is presented to the student who has the highest average in Chemistry 30, Physics 30, and Math 30-1 or Math 30-2.
Confucius Institute Award
This award is presented to a Chinese 30 student who shows exceptional grasp of the Chinese language and culture.
Knowledge and Employability (KAE) Award
This award is presented to the student who has achieved
Sandy Mitchell ESL Award
This award is named in honour of a former English as a Second Language (ESL) department head at Queen Elizabeth High School, and is presented to an English Language Learner (ELL) student who demonstrates perseverance in studies; determination for personal educational excellence and social empathy.
Slandy Production (Video) Award
This award is presented to the student who has achieved completion of the introductory, intermediate, and advanced Video Production curriculum. In addition, this student has shown character that does not hit the cutting room floor. Their efforts have not been edited and their story continues to be key. This trophy is awarded to the student who has shown a committed contribution to Video Production over the last 3 years.
Sharon Lang (Choral) Award
This award is presented to the student who has achieved excellence in the Knights Voices Choir at Queen Elizabeth High School.
Transitions Academic Award
This award is presented to the student who has achieved excellence in effort and achievement in their Transitions courses at Queen Elizabeth High School.
Renaissance Awards: Outstanding Contribution, Outstanding Leadership, and Outstanding Spirit
These awards are presented to Queen Elizabeth High School students who best embody the true meaning of being a “Knight.”
Walk With Me Award
This award has been created to recognize a student who has shown outstanding leadership and dedication to the GSA club, has a big heart and ensures that people feel safe and welcomed in our school. This award is dedicated to the memory of a gentle soul who passed away suddenly. She would have been thrilled to see the amazing job the students in the GSA do to ensure everyone is accepted and loved for who they are.
The Bill & Ruth Grundy Award
This award recognizes a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding perseverance and commitment to post-secondary education. The recipient’s academic achievement, drive, and dedication to pursue post-secondary studies, and financial need are key criteria to this award.
The Gilbert C. Murray Humanitarian Award
This memorial trophy was created to honour a former Queen Elizabeth High School student. The award is given to a student who, in an unassuming way, has been of service to his or her fellow students and the school during the school year.
The High School Citizenship Award
This award recognizes an individual with outstanding characteristics in the areas of academic ability, leadership,abilities in the school, community or extracurricular activities and who demonstrates a willingness to place the good of others above personal ambitions.
The Kinsmen Club of Edmonton Community Service Award
This award is presented to a graduating student to recognize outstanding contributions to community service, and helping others. This award is donated by the Kinsmen Club of Edmonton.
The Walter P. Sharek Outstanding Student Award
This award was donated to the school by a former Principal and is presented to a student who has contributed to at least three of the following: Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Speech Arts, and Service and who has been outstanding in at least two of these areas.
The Yogindra Persaud Memorial Academic Scholarship
Yogrinda (Yogi) Persaud attended Queen Elizabeth High School form 1995-1998 and graduated with honours.Continuing with his education, Yogi finished University in 2003, graduating with a degree in Computer Sciences and began his career as a web developer. Sadly, he passed away on December 14, 2008. He will always be missed and loved. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating student who exhibits outstanding academic achievement and plans to attend a post-secondary institution of their choice. May this scholarship provide another with the opportunity to fulfill their life goals and dreams.
The Unsung Hero Award
This award is given to a student who has made great strides in their life, who would not be otherwise recognized for their achievements. This award is nominated by Queen Elizabeth staff.
The District Academic Excellence Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate overall exceptional academic achievement in a range of subjects in International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement or Regular programming. More about theDistrict Academic Excellence Award.
Career & Life Pathways
The District Career and Life Pathways Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in one or more of the following areas: Business, Administration, Finance and Information Technology (BIT), Health, Recreation and Human Services (HRH), Media, Design and Communication Arts (MDC), Natural Resources (NAT), Trades, Manufacturing and Transportation (TMT), and Career Transitions (CTR). More about the District Career and Life Pathways Award.
The District Fine Arts Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in one or more of the performing and visual arts, including subjects pertaining to music, art, dance and drama. More about the Fine Arts Award.
Health & Wellness
The District Health and Wellness Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and/or model leadership in one or more of the following areas: Physical Education, School Athletics, Health and Life Skills and overall wellness, such as healthy life choices. More about the Health and Wellness Award.
The District Humanities Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in one or more of the following subject areas: English, Social Studies, and Languages. More about the Humanities Award.
Math, Science & Technologies
The District Math, Science, and Technologies Award is open to Grade 12 students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in a subject area related to Mathematics, Science or Technologies. More about the Math, Science, and Technologies Award.