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News: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

YPI Semi-Finals Winners Crowned

The fifth annual Semi Final Presentation Assembly of YPI was a huge success at WJ Mouat. YPI was woven into Planning 10 as a project and final presentation piece for the Learning and Living with Character 10 course the students began in grade 9. In teams, students researched social issues in our community and created an engaging and persuasive presentation on a local charity they believed was best placed to tackle an issue they were passionate about.

At the YPI Semi Final Presentation Assembly, Teagan Gibson’s students: Annabelle Ofosuhene, Caleb Dahlen, Kaia Kang-Vinnish, Aidan Gamble delivered a compelling and informative presentation that touched the hearts of everyone in the audience. It was clear these students had done their research, and were passionate about the Starfish Backpack Program with the Abbotsford Food Bank. These students deserved to advance to the finals in June to have a chance at providing their charity with $5000!!! 

Also, an honourable mention to Rivjot Brar’s students: Bipandeep Dhaliwal, Dakota Dueck, Arminder Narman, Brooklyn Shanks, Hannah Vanderberg-Clark who represented Hope for Women and came in second place. All groups did an outstanding job representing their charities and speaking in front of a large audience. 

Without the help of all those involved this event could not have been as successful as it was, so a huge thank you to all panel members: 

Baljit Sekhon— Vice-Principal
Stan Peterson – School Board Trustee

Jacob Kooy - —Student judge
Sadie Baird—Student judge
Kiahanna Wease – Student judge

Thank you to Mark Thiessen for MCing, and Brian Billo and Ashely Sharma for their technical skills. Also a big thanks to Colin Jenks and Randy Richardson for their refreshment contributions. Last and certainly not least, big thank you to all Planning 10 teachers for their hard work in the classroom. Without these teachers our students would not have had the opportunity to develop a 21st century skills through project based learning. 

Other represented charities were:

Canadian Cancer Society
Abbotsford Community Services: Multicultural and Immigration Services
F.V. Brain Injury Association
Food Bank (Starfish Backpack Program)

Charity – Hope for Women