Photo left to right (Linday Howey – Navigate Teacher

Jeremy Lyster wins Governor General’s Award at Navigate (NIDES)

Top grade point average achiever active in school and in the community

Jeremy Lyster has been awarded the prestigious Governor General’s Bronze Medal for 2015 from Navigate NIDES. This medal is awarded annually to the student who achieves the highest grade point average upon graduation from secondary schools in Canada.

As an active member of his school community Jeremy devoted much of his senior years as team captain for the Navigate NIDES VEX robotics team, working to achieve both regional and provincial honours, including an invitation to the US Open Robotics Championships.

Jeremy is passionate about history and participated in the School District 71 Heritage Fairs from Grade 5 to Grade 12, receiving several honours, including being sent to the provincial championships to compete in Grade 5 before becoming a mentor and judge for the yearly event as well as a judge for the regional competition in Port Alberni.

Jeremy has also earned a junior black belt in karate. He was also a member of the Highland concert and stage bands for five years and attended the Challenge Program for School District 71 for four years. In addition to his already busy schedule he volunteered more than 500 hours to with Courtenay Recreation working with children. Has been captain of the Dragon Riders youth dragon boat team in the Comox Valley for three years.

Jeremy’s teachers have described him as thoughtful, mature, honourable, well-mannered, articulate and wise beyond his years.  He is currently attending North Island College pursuing a career in computer science.


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