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F.P. Walshe honours outstanding students

Jones Freeman and Alex Drapeau were recipients Thursday of the Danny Van Wyck Memorial Award as the outstanding students at F.P. Walshe school.

Alex Drapeau and Jones Freeman helped make life better for those around them at F.P. Walshe school.
The two Grade 12 students were honoured last week for the contributions to school life with the Danny Van Wyck Memorial Award.
“The Danny Van Wyck Memorial Award is basically awarded to the most outstanding male and female students at F.P. Walshe,” school athletic director Craig Patton said. “Put very simply, they are of outstanding moral character. They are involved students at F.P. Walshe.”
The award was presented June 7 during the annual Blue and White Night awards program.
The school gymnasium was packed with students, parents and staff members who turned out to hear how Alex and Jones demonstrated the characteristics of Danny Van Wyck.
The award for outstanding students was named for Danny Van Wyck after he was killed in 1975 in a car accident.
The Danny Van Wyk Memorial Award recognizes students for their pleasant personalities, outstanding moral character, compassion and involvement in school life.
Van Wyk served on student council and played basketball for his school team, and was also noted for his compassion toward fellow students.
Alex Drapeau was also the recipient of the Wes Olmstead Leadership Award at Blue and White Night.
Earlier in the evening Alex was named to the Order of Walshe for her work with the school’s student council, the yearbook committee and prom committee.
Alex also received a service award for managing the F.P. Walshe Flyers baseball team.
Jones Freeman was also the recipient June 6 of the Steven J. Tolley Memorial Award for rugby.
Jones was also named the most valuable player of the Flyers rugby team, and the most sportsmanlike player on the Flyers volleyball team.
Jones was named to the Order of Walshe in rugby and received a certificate award in volleyball, a participant award as a member of the prom committee and a service award for officiating volleyball.

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