Cowichan Valley music students Gillian Duta, nine, Felix Wilson, 13, and Kaleigh Stroink, 21, each won a Gold Medal for scoring the top mark in B.C. on the Grade 1 Voice, Grade 3 Voice and Grade 9 Harp examinations, respectively. Their teachers are Kathy Lassche, Iris Cooke-Chislett and Marilyn Rummel. They received their awards at the annual Convocation & Gold Medal Awards Ceremony in Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 1.
Regional Gold Medals are awarded each academic year to Conservatory examination candidates in Preparatory A and B and Grades 1 to 10 who achieve the highest mark in their respective province or designated region.
Eligible candidates must score at least 80 per cent on their practical examination and must have completed the co-requisite theory examinations for their respective grade and discipline.